MORE than 30,000 volunteers started hitting the streets on Sunday in support of the annual Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal.
“Every donation to the Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal will help us in the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of Australian men and women,” said Kerry Doyle, NSW CEO of the Heart Foundation.
“Most people don’t realise it, but heart disease is the number one cause of death in Australia, killing one person every 24 minutes.
“With the help of 230,000 people doorknocking their neighbours, workplace fundraising and through individual giving, we hope to raise $1.45 million NSW to make world-class research possible.”
The 2013 Big Heart Appeal runs from September 1 to 30 in NSW.
To recognise volunteers you can check the collector is wearing a badge with the Heart Foundation logo and the words Volunteer Collector Official Identification Badge. The badge also has the volunteer’s ID number and an expiry date.
All donations $2 and over are tax-deductible and a receipt will be provided.