Perth: Italian Club helps beat go on for Heart Foundation

Nick Agostino and daughter Vanessa Nasso.
Nick Agostino and daughter Vanessa Nasso.

THE PERTH Italian Club has come together to raise $2700 for the Heart Foundation.

Member Nick Agostino had a heart attack a year ago, and was joined by 120 people this month to celebrate his health.

Mr Agostino said he did “everything against the rules” when he had chest pain one morning after going to the gym the night before.

“I thought it was muscle pain from exercising,” he said.

“The pain got more intense and went to my shoulder and right now my leg, but I waited until Sunday morning before calling my doctor, and he said I needed to go to hospital.”

Mr Agostino even sang at the Italian Club that weekend.

When he got to hospital, he had surgery to unblock his arteries.

Heart Foundation chief executive Sarah Fordham said it was wonderful to see Mr Agostino so well.

“I’d also like to congratulate Mr Agostino and thank him and fellow organisers who decided that the event should benefit the Heart Foundation,” she said.

Mr Agostino’s daughter Vanessa and fellow Italian Club members Tony Faranda and Michael Barbaro helped with The Beat Goes On, which is set to become an annual event.