The 2023 HeartKids Two Feet & A Heartbeat charity walk was held last weekend across the country.
Over 30 locations took part with the event including a 4km walk which represents the four young lives lost each week and the 8km loop representing the eight children born each day with congenital heart disease (CHD).
CHD is the leading cause of death in Australian babies under the age of one. Over 72,000 Australian children and adults live with CHD, with the impact extended to their many family members and carers.
Jack Lane from Cornubia, also Living in Logan feature story for October, led the Brisbane walk and made the full 4km.
“We had the walk on the weekend, and it was a great day,” said Jack’s mum Kimberley.
“I can’t believe it, but Jack walked the whole 4kms, out the front, very proud to be waving his flag.”
Money that is raised through this walk goes back into the community through HeartKids support programs and delivering services including in-hospital and family support programs, camps for children and young people living with CHD, as well as vital education days and peer support programs to help families cope with the significant impact of the disease.