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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES EMPLOYEES BECOME SUPERHEROES FOR HEARTKIDS

On Friday 19th June Edwards Lifesciences employees came together online to celebrate HeartKids Super Boss Day.

Super Boss Day is a fun initiative to help raise funds for HeartKids, the only national charity dedicated to supporting all infants, children, young people and adults affected by congenital and acquired heart disease. The causes of this disease remain largely unclear.

In Australia, 8 babies every day are born with congenital heart disease. Funds go to supporting our brave children who battle heart disease every day and their families who fight along-side them.

The Edwards Lifesciences Foundation has had a long-standing partnership with HeartKids as part of its commitment to making a difference in communities where Edwards’ employees live and work, and during this COVID-19 period the Foundation has been generous by doubling the contribution from its employee.

Managing Director of Edwards Lifesciences ANZ, Pat Williams said:

“At Edwards we like to have some fun on our Friday all employee video call. This week we wanted to give everyone some extra motivation, so we came dressed up as our favourite superhero and if possible, make a contribution towards a great cause.

“Our commitment to charitable giving and participation in philanthropic causes is one of the defining elements of our culture and I’m pleased that we exceeded our target.

“Locally, we’re proud that 97% of our employees undertook volunteering activities in our communities last year with an aspiration of 100% participation each year.”

CEO of HeartKids, Rob Lutter said:

“The Edwards Lifesciences Foundation has been a generous supporter of HeartKids for many years, in the form of donations, grants and support of our campaigns and events. We look forward to that ongoing partnership.”

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