Army of Heart Foundation volunteers thanked

I HAVE been humbled by the army of 120,000 volunteers from across Australia who joined the Heart Foundation in the fight against heart disease by volunteering to collect or donating to our cause.

Sadly, heart disease affects one in six Aussie families, taking a life every 27 minutes. We aim to turn this around by continuing to fund lifesaving research, promote best-practice care for heart patients and effective prevention programs.

However, we could not do this without the big-hearted Australians who took the time to support us this year. For those who donated or collected, be assured every donation will help us in the fight against heart disease.

MAURICE SWANSON,

WA chief executive,

Heart Foundation.