Perth bosses to channel super heroes to raise money for heart conditions

HeartKids Ambassadors (l-r) Sharlize Gillard, Adam Malaspina (BHP), Dr David Andrews (PMH) and Nadia Van Dommelen.
HeartKids Ambassadors (l-r) Sharlize Gillard, Adam Malaspina (BHP), Dr David Andrews (PMH) and Nadia Van Dommelen.

PERTH bosses will undergo a transformation of superhuman proportions next month in support of WA children battling life-threatening heart conditions.

HeartKids Super Boss Day is an opportunity for employers to live out their childhood dreams, all while raising money to fight congenital/childhood heart disease (CHD) – a condition that claims four little lives in Australia each week.

Employees can nominate their boss to don a superhero costume on Friday, June 15, with proceeds helping HeartKids provide vital support services to children and families living with CHD.

To launch Super Boss Day, Princess Margaret Hospital paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Dr David Andrews joined Super Boss Day ambassadors from BHP and PwC at iFLY Indoor Skydiving Perth on Friday for their own superhero experience.

 

Already a superhero to hundreds of WA families, Mr Andrews said he was looking forward to visiting iFLY.

“I haven’t done anything remotely close to this before, let alone dressed as a superhero so it should be interesting for the people watching,” Mr Andrews said.

“This is an incredibly important initiative and one that lets people make a real difference to the lives of children and families battling CHD. Each day in my work I see WA children who have incredible strength and determination – for me, these kids are the real superheroes.”

All proceeds raised on Super Boss Day will help fund lifesaving research into CHD, as well as providing vital support services to children and families living with the disease.  To register for Super Boss Day, visit https://www.heartkids.org.au/whats-on/super-boss-day-2018

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