Tasmanian teens impacted by heart disease will zip line across the treetops in their quest to build resilience and empowerment

On Thursday the 28th of April, teens with congenital or acquired heart disease from across Tasmania are invited to attend a day of fun, learning and adventure at the Holly Wilderness Adventures in Underwood, Tasmania.

The event aims to bring together teens with this potentially life threatening condition to build their life skills and self-confidence while having fun making new friends in the process.

As part of the National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease, HeartKids Australia is running a series of ten-focused events across Australia.

The event will be held at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures and includes all meals and activities, with free transport from Hobart, Devonport, Ulverstone and Launceston available.

Event organisers, HeartKids Australia, plays an important role in ensuring there is help available to young patients and their families to ensure they are given an opportunity to lead the most fulfilling life possible and to reach their personal goals. Individuals diagnosed with congenital heart disease face unique challenges throughout their entire life with many requiring ongoing heart surgeries and treatment as there is no known cure.

Interested teens can contact michelle.chee@heartkids.org.au

When: Thursday 28 April 2022

Where: Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, Underwood TAS

Cost: FREE!

About HeartKids 

HeartKids is a registered national health charity. Working with health professionals, HeartKids provides lifelong support for those with congenital or acquired heart disease and their families Australia-wide. HeartKids also funds life-saving research, advocates and informs. To date, HeartKids has committed more than $3.5 million to fund research into the causes, treatment and management of childhood heart disease.

About congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease is one of the leading causes of death of Australian babies under one and one of the most common birth abnormalities affecting one in every 100 births. Every day, eight babies are born with congenital heart disease and sadly, four lives are lost each week. There is no known cure. Congenital heart disease is a complex chronic disease requiring lifelong treatment.

For further information and to coordinate media opportunities please contact:

Kim Viney or John Wanna, Write Away Communication

Ph: 02 9978 1400 or 0412 868 472 / 0430 302 822

Email: kim_viney@therecognitiongroup.com.au or john_wanna@therecognitiongroup.com.au