Stepping up for walk
Busselton’s Harvey Trew is the South West region’s HeartKids ambassador for the annual Two Feet and A Heartbeat charity walk this Sunday.
The Trew family, from Busselton, will walk from the Sykes Foreshore Reserve in Bunbury to help raise funds for kids affected by congenital heart disease.
Two Feet and A Heartbeat will be staged at more than 25 locations nationally, with the goal to get 4000 people walking together in support of Australian kids and families like Harvey’s.
Harvey’s Mother Amanda Trew said despite being diagnosed with atrial septal defect at just two weeks old, Harvey recovered after heart surgery and is now a cheeky five-year-old.
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“HeartKids have been very supportive and truly amazing during our time in hospital,” she said.
“They are a wonderful source of information and have helped us immensely during our journey. There’s no pressure to complete the walk, we simply want people to get involved to raise awareness of congenital heart disease.”
HeartKids are calling on the South West community to support Two Feet and A Heartbeat to raise funds for families like the Trews struggling with the hardships that come with congenital heart conditions. Participants have the option to walk 4km or the challenging 8km.
According to the Heart Foundation, four lives are lost each week to congenital or acquired heart disease, and eight babies are born with heart disease each week.
All funds raised by Two Feet and A Heartbeat will help the expansion of the HeartKids family support programs across Australia. Tickets for the Two Feet and A Heartbeat walk range from $10 to $85 and are available from heartkids.org.au.
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