What moves us
Every year, thousands of people in Austria die because of heart diseases. In 2012, 33.931 deaths of men, women and children were counted. Shocked and grieving relatives are left behind. In many cases, a tragic end could have been prevented. We want to give everyone the possibility to have a healthy heart by giving information, raising awareness, developing new medical methods and financing life saving treatments. Our major goal: prevention first.
“Heart moves” is committed to enabling heart health by prevention and research. Our mission is to give people of all ages the possibility to live with a healthy heart. We focus especially on medical treatments for children with a congenital heart defect.
Where we move
The main topics of Heart moves
Information and Knowledge
How can I keep my heart healthy? What are heart rhythm disturbances and how can I recognise them? How can I find out if my father, my mother or my partner has a heart disease? What should I do if someone’s heart suddenly stops beating?
“Heart moves” answers those and other questions concerning heart issues and spreads knowledge among the population. We give information about the interplay of nutrition, physical activity and healthy hearts or life saving measures in case of a cardiac arrest. In order to spread as many information as possible, we carry out a specific public education campaign.
“Heart moves” motivates its supporters to be physically active and show solidarity for people with heart diseases and their relatives by organising sport events: “Cardiovascular” runs, cycling events “Stages for a Healthy Heart”, etc.
All the funds that are gained by fundraising are used for projects concerning heart health, according to the guidelines of the Austrian Donation Seal of Quality.
Research and Development
We finance research projects, which develop preventive medical measures.
Where we help
“Heart moves” gives financial aid to projects in Austria and the Third World in order to help newborns, infants and children survive.
More movement together
“Heart moves” works in cooperation with medical specialists, research institutions and enterprises, whose main focus lies on heart health. Due to strict guidelines we select our partners. The patients have always priority! Our corporate goal is heart health.
We, our partners and us, direct all our efforts to people with heart diseases. People and their hearts –healthy or sick - are the focus of our corporate work. Our goal is to enable a life with a healthy heart for everyone. Especially in the sector of medical and pharmaceutical research, focus on the patients is essential for us. They should benefit from our work as soon as possible.
“Heart moves” acts transparent towards those we support and those who support us. We attach importance to an open and honest exchange with our partners.
Efficient use of funds
“Heart moves” finances itself and its activities mainly through private donations. We are subject to the guidelines of the Austrian Donation Seal of Quality. Concerning our partners, we also watch the efficient use of funds, which should be used to help patients at the best.
*Source: DATUM Issue 11/2013, Page 7