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Welcome to World Heart Day 2015

29 Sep 2015

The Big Day is here and we are absolutely delighted to see the amazing amount of support for our cause there is around the world!

We’re seeing so much activity on social media from individuals and organisations around the world. We can’t possibly cover all of them so here are a few highlights:

Bupa Australia Tweeted ‘not taking a lunch break can add almost 1 year to your heart age.’ This message coincides with our launch of Hearts at Work, a Bupa/World Heart Federation initiative that enables individuals to find out their heart age and organizations to run a Hearts at Work campaign.

(Right link to be added WHD to new website!!!)




• The Huffington Post featured WHD as its lead blog today with the headline ‘Celebrate World Heart Day Like a Child at Recess’. It’s all about ‘shared use’ of spaces for healthy heart activities. A great way to bring our theme of healthy heart environments to life.

• A Tweet from the World Health Organization talked about how CVD is the number 1 cause of death globally yet largely preventable.

• British chanteuse Jessie J sent a message that she was donating a heartbeat to raise awareness of World Heart Day.

• HRH Princess Dina Mired, Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation also Tweeted about the need to make heart-healthy choices to reduce cancer risk.

• And of course we have had seen much social media activity from our partners and supporters, including Sanofi, World Diabetes Day, Bayer Healthcare, and many, many more.

What are WHF Federation staff doing today?

Our senior leaders, Board members and Advocacy team are all at the UN General Assembly in New York, where today we are playing a leading role in the launch of the RHD Action Alliance (Follow the launch on twitter @RHDAction)



We also have staff at UEFA HQ in Geneva and British Heart Foundation HQ in London to talk about World Heart Day and find out more about the inspiring activities these partners are carrying out today.

And of course, back at our Geneva offices, we are furiously manning our social media feeds to make sure World Heart Day enjoys as much exposure as possible. We can’t personally thank everyone who’s Tweeting, Facebook posting and blogging on our behalf…but we really do appreciate your support. With your help we’re getting the message out that everyone, everywhere has the right to healthy heart environments.

Stay up to date throughout the day. Follow us on:

Twitter @worldheartfed

Facebook /worldheartday

And don’t forget to upload your Healthy Heart Selfie at

(Change the link to the WHD website !!!)