Help us take on Scotland’s single biggest killer
The Heart of Scotland is a fundraising appeal to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.
It’s a way for each of us to honour, to celebrate and to share the stories of our hearts and to raise funds for the life changing breakthroughs of tomorrow.
Why we’re launching the appeal
We are all familiar with harsh stories about heart health in Scotland. The fact is, on average, 41 people a day die from cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Mothers, fathers, grandparents, sons, daughters, from Aberdeen to Arbroath, from Kirkcaldy to Kilbride. There will be another 41 tomorrow. We know that in Scotland the death rate from coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than the South East of England.
We don’t think this is fair. Whilst these facts are daunting, we are full of hope. There is a great deal for Scottish hearts to celebrate. Scotland’s universities and hospitals are leading the way with ground-breaking research leading to new discoveries and life-changing treatments.
It’s gathering pace, and it’s all working to benefit patients as soon as possible and keep those we love around for longer.