HELP the British Heart Foundation (BHF) celebrate their 60th Birthday with a bang!
Join Team 60 by donating or fundraising throughout July to celebrate 60 years of pioneering research into heart and circulatory diseases and help the BHF fund the next 60 years of breakthroughs.
Anything goes from hosting a 60s themed party, cycling 600 miles in July or taking on a 60-hour challenge – the fundraising possibilities are endless. Choose your challenge around the number 60 to commemorate 60 years of BHF funded medical milestones and help power future breakthroughs.
Over the past 60 years, the BHF has funded groundbreaking discoveries, including the first UK heart transplant, pacemakers and genetic testing for inherited heart conditions, but they’re not ready to stop yet.
The last year has been one of the toughest years in the BHF’s history. Due to the devastating impact of the pandemic last year, the BHF sadly had to cut investment in new research by £50 million, which will delay important scientific breakthroughs. The charity is calling on everyone of all ages and abilities to join Team 60 this summer and help raise money to keep funding vital research, finding cures and treatments for the 7.6 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases.
Sarah Lennon, Head of Community Fundraising at the British Heart Foundation, said:
“The British Heart Foundation has been instrumental in developing life-saving research over the past 60 years that has transformed millions of lives. Together we have helped fund breakthroughs like heart transplants, pacemakers, stents and clot-busting drugs.
“Our research has helped save and change lives, but there is still more to do and our goals for the next decades are even more ambitious. We want a cure for heart failure, better treatments for stroke and ways to prevent vascular dementia.
“The COVID-19 pandemic dealt a brutal blow to our work, and now, in our 60th year, your support is more vital than ever. Join Team 60 this July by donating or fundraising to celebrate 60 years of the BHF and help us continue to fund the next 60 years of breakthroughs. Together we’re going to make this a year to remember.”
Help the British Heart Foundation continue to fund life-saving research for people living with heart and circulatory diseases by joining Team 60 and taking on a challenge of your choice.
To find out more, please visit: www.bhf.org.uk/birthday.