Our mission: to STOP New Zealanders dying prematurely of heart disease and HELP people with heart disease to live full and productive lives

186,000
people are living with heart disease

That's one in twenty adults [2]

33%
of deaths annually are caused by cardiovascular disease

It is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and includes heart, stroke and blood vessel disease [1]

90 mins
Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease

Many of these deaths are premature and preventable [1]

$65m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1967

News & Stories

14 July 2018 in Media Releases

Lindo Williams Bequest - Heart Foundation Statement

With regards to the bequest from Lindo Williams, we at the Heart Foundation are concerned that our approach has been misinterpreted as a desire to secure more funds than Mr Williams intended to donate to the Heart Foundation.

3 July 2018 in Blogs

Food and inflammation

Inflammation continues to be a buzzword but what does it actually mean? Do certain foods cause inflammation and is there an anti-inflammatory diet we should all be trying to follow?

4 July 2018 in Stories

Half-marathon hero for baby Cody

Last year, when Terry Morris (49) ditched his 36-year-smoking-habit, he soon realised he wasn’t very fit.