Superheroes skate for an event with heart

Superheroes skate for an event with heart

Professional ice skaters dressed as superheroes delighted crowds at O’Brien Icehouse on Saturday, May 14, while raising awareness about congenital heart disease.

Around 30 people attended the event, including families affected by the condition, with some even entering the rink to glide alongside their heroes Captain America, Supergirl, Ironman and Doctor Strange.

The interactive performance launched Hero 4 HeartKids, which is happening right across the country on Friday, June 17.

It’s a day where not-for-profit organisation HeartKids invites the public to dress up as their favourite superhero and raise funds to support Australian kids with congenital or childhood-acquired heart disease.

Around 2400 babies are born with a form of congenital heart disease in Australia each year. It’s a lifelong condition with no known cure, and the one of the leading causes of death in infants. 

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