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Heart to Heart with David Campbell this Saturday night

Elsie Adamo

Looking for some last-minute plans for Saturday night?

We have the perfect suggestion that will get you dressed up, out of the house, entertained and all for a good cause to boot.

This Saturday the Heart Foundation Gala Dinner is hoping to raise both money and awareness, all while making sure you have a great time. The black tie event is being held at the National Gallery of Australia with tasty food, tasty drinks and tasty entertainment from Australian favourite David Campbell. For the price of your ticket, all this is included and with all proceeds going directly to a worthy and local cause.

Heart Foundation ACT CEO Tony Stubbs says proceeds will go into rehabilitation projects and new programs.

“We are fundraising now to launch a new program later in 2017 which will make a significant difference for heart attack survivors avoiding a repeat attack and getting back to the best health possible,” he explained. The programs’ main focus is for heart attack survivors making sure through recovery they feel empowered, supported, connected and understood.

Unfortunately, the realities of heart disease affect many of our friends and family, as the HerCanberra team know too well. 54,000 Australia’s suffer a heart attack each year and one in three Australians lives are taken by the disease.

Maria Selleck of Maria Selleck Properties and one of the presenter of the Gala like so many of us has a personal connection to the disease.

“This cause is so close to my heart. Family is everything to me. I saw my father suffer because of heart disease and it’s something I wish no other family to experience,” she explains. “So, after deciding it was time to give back to the community significantly after years of our continued support, it was this charity that really stood out.”

Tickets are still available, so why not have a great night for a great cause. It is promised to be a night full of surprises that are not to be missed.

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What: The Heart Foundation Gala Dinner
When: Saturday May 20, 6.30pm
Where: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes
Tickets: Tickets online through Trybooking, $295pp

The evening is presented by Maria Selleck Properties, Realeastate.com.au and Canberra Weekly.

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Elsie Adamo

Elsie originally hails from South Australia but after almost five years in the Capital likes to consider herself now as a local. A student at ANU she keeps herself busy on campus with student societies and now interning at HerCanberra. Her great loves include sitcoms, podcasts, bookstores, cider, brunch and online shopping. More about the Author

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