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  • Allison Bennett and her husband Steve still don’t know why he developed heart failure, but thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we’re funding a number of research projects to reveal more about this debilitating and often fatal condition.

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  • One Auckland family is so passionate about health and fitness that they’ve taken their backyard workouts to the wider community. They’re even adding nutrition to the mix.

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  • What if we could predict who is vulnerable to heart disease before their symptoms start? That’s the focus of a long-term study in Canterbury, involving 3400 heart-healthy volunteers.

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  • Thanks to our generous supporters, we’re funding an exciting piece of research that aims to find new ways of preventing heart rhythm problems, which affect thousands of Kiwis.

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  • It took a few years for Stephen Bovett to mention his angina symptoms to his GP but he soon discovered his situation was more urgent than he’d imagined.

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  • Fitness instructor Helene Kay was plagued by fatigue, dizziness and aching but the tests kept coming back clear. The cause of her symptoms came as a complete surprise. 

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  • Just a few years ago, Leon Malopito hated long-distance running. But in October, he’ll be competing as a Golden Heart Racer in the Auckland Marathon. 

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  • When Lisa started feeling pressure near her collarbone, she assumed it was a muscle spasm caused by her massage that day.

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  • Lee Hukui is one of those unstoppable people who inspires others, due to her generosity and willingness to support those around her. Recently, she initiated a 50-Day Healthy Lifestyle Challenge at her workplace - Manukau Inland Revenue in South Auckland. She shares her story.

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  • Despite having a heart attack 10 years ago, Keith Bishop has continued running long distances and has some words of advice for others. 

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  • 5 April 2016
    Believing in myself

    Eseta’s second blog continues to follow her journey towards running the New York marathon later this year. She shares how she stays motivated and focused on training.

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  • New research funded by the Heart Foundation will help us understand the heart health profile of Pasifika people living in the South Island

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