Happy Valentine’s Day 2039!

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Be My Valentine 2039
That’s not a typo – the Heart Foundation is urging us to give the gift of a healthy heart for years to come.

Heart Foundation Group CEO, Adjunct Professor John Kelly, said that this day of expressing love is an opportunity to show those special to us that we care about what’s most important – a long healthy life.

“Many Australians have switched off from Valentine’s Day because it’s seen as too commercial, just another call for us to spend up big on temporary gifts,” said Professor Kelly.

“But Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to let those you love know that you care about them – it’s not just about romance. Let’s do what we can to ensure that they’re still with us 20 years into the future – in 2039.
“The notion is particularly relevant for Australians in their 20s, because in two decades’ time their risk of heart disease will be significantly greater than it is now.”

The Heart Foundation has developed a series of fun animated e-cards which, for a small donation, we can send to a loved one. Money raised goes towards fighting heart disease, the number-one killer of Australians.
Professor Kelly said that the e-cards aren’t just for loved-up couples.

“There are a few different versions to choose from, each with a creative poem that will be a refreshing change from the usual Valentine’s Day offerings,” he said.

Sending a Heart Foundation e-card is easy. Visit valentines.heartfoundation.org.au any time from now until the big day, write the name of a special someone, choose a poem you’ll think they’ll appreciate, donate and click send. There will be a surprise waiting for them that is sure to stand the test of time.

“You're giving something much more meaningful than an overpriced gift,” said Professor Kelly. “You’ll be doing something to show you care about their long-term health, as well as contributing to the fight against heart disease. What better way to say ‘I love you’?”

Media enquiries: Bruce Ransley, 0419 710 083, bruce.ransley@heartfoundation.org.au or Fleur Jacobs, 0427 591 638, fleur.jacobs@heartfoundation.org.au