REDFEB 2022: Getting to the heart of women and heart disease

REDFEB is an annual Heart Research Australia event where we encourage people to wear RED and DONATE on behalf of someone they care about who has been impacted by heart disease. We aim to raise awareness for heart disease and much needed funds for research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

Our 2022 campaign promoted new resources highlighting the differences in heart disease symptoms, prevention and management for both men and women. You can access the 2 new videos created with Cardiologists Professor Ravi Bhindi and Dr Ashleigh Dind here. To order your FREE heart attack wallet card highlighting the early warning signs of a heart attack as well as an action plan click here.

Our vision at Heart Research Australia is to keep families together for longer and through REDFEB we hope to alert women and men on what to look out for if those early warning signs arise so they can seek urgent medical attention.

We are so grateful to all the individuals and organisations who signed up and wore RED and DONATED and to everyone who shared their stories to help us get such an important life saving message out to the community.

We are beyond grateful to all the media channels who helped us share this message to so many Australians. Some of these articles and media segments are listed below. Your support is hugely appreciated and we thank each and every person who was involved in sharing these live saving messages this REDFEB.

If you would like to share your story with heart disease to help us raise more awareness please email

Channel 7 – Sunrise

REDFEB kicked off with Cardiologist Dr Ashleigh Dind sharing a life saving message on Channel 7’s Sunrise

Click here to watch the segment.

NBN News

Heart Research Australia ambassador and 3x Heart Attack survivor Jen O’Neill and Heart Research Australia chat with Hana Fisher from NBN News.

Click here to view.

Channel 10 – National News

Heart Attack Survivor Nathan King chats with Amanda Hart from Channel 10 News sharing his story and how he and his gym 5EF are helping fundraise this REDFEB.

Click here to view.

Channel 7 – The Morning Show

Heart Research Australia CEO Nicci Dent and Cardiologist Professor Gemma Figtree chat heart health with The Morning Show.

Click here to view.

Channel 10 – Studio 10

Tristan MacManus and Sarah Harris chat with 3x heart attack survivor Jen O-Neill about what the early warning signs of a heart attack are and the importance of research for more of an understanding around heart disease.

Click here to view.

WIN News – Illawarra

Heart Research Australia ambassador Michael Williams, Heart Research Australia CEO Nicci Dent and Cardiologist Dr Ashleigh Dind chat with Zoe Martin from WIN News.

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Channel 7 – News

Cardiologist Dr Andris Ellims, Heart Research Australia CEO Nicci Dent and Heart Research Australia ambassador Glenn Hopper chat with Channel 7 reporter Sami Barnes about heart disease and REDFEB.

Click here to view the segment.

New York Times bestselling author Sally Hepworth

New York Times bestselling author Sally Hepworth shared her support for Heart Research Australia’s REDFEB and her own personal story about how heart disease impacted her family.

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Those Two Girls – FORTY podcast

Lise and Sarah from Those Two Girls chatted with 3x Heart Attack survivor Jen O’Neill on their popular podcast FORTY. They helped share an important and life saving message to women in their forties about the importance of taking care of your heart health in the lead up to menopause.

Click here to listen.

Print Media

Manly Observer

Heart Research Australia ambassador Gemma Moriarty shared her heartbreaking story with the Manly Observer to help raise awareness and funds for for research into heart disease. We are truly grateful to Gemma for re-living this pain to help share such an incredibly important message.

You can read her story here.

9 Honey

Heart Research Australia ambassador Kylie Faulkner shared her story with PPCM to Jo Abi to help raise awareness for other women and funds into research to help fund a cure for this disease.

Click here to read.

Heart disease affects women, too. It’s time to talk about it

Cardiologist Dr Ashleigh Dind wrote an article raising awareness on the impact heart disease has on women.

Click here to view the article.

Women ignored in heart attack stereotyping

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Gym’s heartfelt effort for charity

Individuals and organisations around Australia got together to raise awareness and funds for heart research this REDFEB.

5 Element Fitness was one of these organisations.

Click here to read the article by the Moreton Dailey sharing their support and our life saving message.

Ask yourself, is it a sign of heart disease?

Accredited running coach and Heart Research Australia Ambassador Rachel Allworth shares her personal story of being impacted by heart disease and urges athletes and runners of all ages not to ignore dizziness or breathlessness after exercising as what they think might be a normal reaction, could be a sign of heart disease.

Click here to read her story.

Better Homes and Gardens

Body and Soul


Thank you so much to the number or radio stations who chatted to us over the month of February. We are so grateful to you for helping share our message.

6PR Radio – Perth

ABC Radio Broken Hill – NSW

2CC Radio – Canberra

Triple M Riverina – NSW

ABC Radio Tropical North – QLD

Triple M – Adelaide

ABC Radio Goulburn Murray – VIC

ABC Radio Riverina – NSW

ABC Radio Sunshine Coast – QLD

Vision Australia

2Day FM/Triple M – National

ABC Radio – Western QLD

2ST Nowra – NSW

ABC Radio – WA

Southern FM 88.8 – VIC

4EB Radio – QLD

ABC Radio North & West – SA

ABC Radio Central Coast – NSW

Koori Radio – Blackchat Sydney