- Feb 14 2024
- All Day
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day
Also called ‘Sweethearts Day’, Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Day raises awareness and education about congenital heart defects. It also seeks to honour and remember everyone born with a congenital heart defect, and all the families touched by children with heart defects. CHD affects 8 babies born in Australia every day, and kills 4 children per week. It is the leading cause of infant death in Australia. It is a complex condition with no known cure, and treatments can be costly and traumatic.