Heart Safe Australia Supporters

Heart Safe Australia is proudly supported by SCA survivors, athletes, ex-athletes, celebrities and other people who understand the importance of being able to save a life if a sudden cardiac arrest was to happen to anyone with the help of a defibrillator. Having defibrillators in educational establishments, workplaces, sports and leisure clubs, public and community environments allows anyone to simply, safely and effectively help someone save a life.

 


Guy Leech - Iron Man

Guy Leech - Iron Man

My interest in health & fitness started many years ago through an unfortunate turn of events!

I was walking with my Dad & brother to a restaurant when Dad had a heart attack & collapsed in front of us.  Obviously not knowing what was happening made the situation terribly frightening.  And not knowing what to do!

Another terrible day occurred earlier this year when one of my best mates had a sudden cardiac arrest at the end of a fitness class I was taking at Manly Harbour.

Captain Kindness - World Kindness Australia

Captain Kindness - World Kindness Australia

I love supporting worthy causes across the Community. With the mortality rates so high from out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Australia, the Heart Safe Communities program is a fantastic start toward saving more lives of our loved ones, friends and colleagues. We know that if there are more Defibrillators in the community that are Publicly accessible we can immediately improve the survival rate. Having saved 2 lives with CPR and Defibrillation myself, I fully support this initiative.

Kerri Pottharst - Olympic Gold Medalist

Kerri Pottharst - Olympic Gold Medalist

It is an absolute honour and privilege to support Heart Safe Australia in spreading the word across the country, educating and equipping businesses, homes, schools etc with easy to use defibrillators that will save lives.

As a close friend of Guy's mate Chucky, who we sadly lost to earlier this year, I whole heartedly support the mission of HSA and all that it does to create Heart Safe Communities.

Dean Gardiner - Iron Man

Dean Gardiner - Iron Man

I am happy to support Heart Safe Australia’s goal of getting more defibs into the community! It’s a great cause & I am proud to give my support to it.

Kristy Curtis - Health and Wellness Expert

Kristy Curtis - Health and Wellness Expert

The best part of working in the health and fitness industry is the opportunity to make an impact on someones health whether they want to lose a few kgs or are rehabilitating after an injury.  I have had the opportunity to work all over the world with my job spreading my message of health from a trainer on The Biggest Loser Asia to working alongside the Singaporean Health Board on Healthy MeTv.  Being  a Supported for 'Heartsafe Communities Project' is important to me as I understand fully the importance of having creating awareness around what to do in an emergency situation and having access to the right equipment to potentially save lives.

Cherie Ellem - Actress

Cherie Ellem - Actress

My name is Cherie Ellem I live in Sydney and I am an actor. I'm here because I support the important move to have Defibrillators in Every workplace in Australia. We are aware that Sudden Cardiac Arrest is still a major cause of death. I was a nurse before I started acting, where I was  taught CPR, while on duty I never did need to use my skill. However while going about my day I have on 3 separate occasions needed to do CPR,  on the street, in a shopping centre and in a club. Heart attack like the name indicates is often a surprise and Scary,  it can be  sudden and always life threatening. I support the important move for Defibrillators. Defibrillators need to be readily available and staff training for correct use necessary as a means to save our workmates, our friends, or ourselves in the workplace. Beat hindsight,  join the move for Defibrillators in your work-space today.

Matt Levy - Paralympic swimmer

Matt Levy - Paralympic swimmer

I believe that we all have a part to play in being health and part of that is knowing about CPR and helping increase the survival rate It is important to know the signs and what to do in emergency circumstances. Learn about what you can do and join us for what will be a great day on 16th October.