New Zealand has a remarkable but largely untold cardiac story, and we need your help to bring the Brave Hearts exhibition to life.
Brave Hearts is a story of innovation and creativity and we are seeking donations to help meet the $500,000 budget.
The history of important local events and their protagonists is valuable, and we want everyone to know about the outstanding achievements of some remarkable New Zealanders. This exhibition will focus our attention on historic breakthroughs which should be a source of justifiable pride for us all, but are currently not well documented or known to most people. We all know the names of sporting heroes but how many know the story of Sir Douglas Robb or Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes?
Brave Hearts is a story of innovation and creativity and we need your help to bring it to life.
Brave Hearts has a strong educational focus. There is a pressing need for communities to understand more about preventable diseases like rheumatic heart disease, and how to safeguard against the damage they can do.
The good news is that cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes have declined in the last 25 years due to big reductions in tobacco smoking and the consumption of saturated fat, together with medical advances and new drugs. Education of children and young people will help ensure that this decline continues. The strongly visual and mobile nature of the exhibition maximizes this educational opportunity.
There has also been dramatic and continuing progress in the treatment of infants and children born with heart defects, many of whom have now reached adult life.
Many thousands of people have directly or through involvement with a loved one, experienced cardiac treatment and will wish to interact with this exhibition. Communities will be able to interact with their own history and contribute their own stories and we need your help to enable this.
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Alternatively, you can choose to donate through internet banking:
AMMT Westpac account: 03-0389-0792746-00.
Please confirm your donation by email to email@example.com or mail this completed form to AMMT c/- P Holst. PO Box 482, Orewa 0946
Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) is a Registered Charitable Trust CC50444 under the New Zealand Charities Act 2005. A receipt enabling donors to claim a tax credit for income tax purposes on cash donations of $5.00 will be forwarded.
For more information please contact:
Margaret Horsburgh: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 444 012
Lottery Grants Board through the World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee
Auckland Bioengineering Institute,
The University Of Auckland
MOTAT – Museum of Transport and Technology
Paradigm Associates Ltd
Pearson & Associates Architects
Vero Insurance NZ
Auckland Heart Group
David and Genevieve Becroft Foundation
The Douglas Charitable Trust
Four Winds Foundation Ltd
Hugo Charitable Trust
Green Lane Research and Education Fund
The Mazda Foundation Trust
Ralph & Eve Seelye Charitable Trust
Hazel and Alan Kerr
Sir Douglas Myers
The Heart Trust Waikato & BOP
Waikato Health Trust
Auckland Medical History Society
Trevor and Robyn Agnew
Roy and Sarah Clare
K Helen Dufaur
Dame Jenny Gibbs
Sir David Hay
Kay and Jim Judson
Sir John Logan Campbell
National Services Te Paerangi,
Museum of New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa
AP and GD Randerson
Bill and Anne Ringer
Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise
David & Georgina Sisam
Warren M Smith
Elizabeth M Steele
Jenny & Peter Swan
Wekatahi Trust Cole Family
ZOLL Medical New Zealand
Anonymous – 16 donations
In collaboration with
The New Zealand School of Tourism
Hamilton Central Business Association
Wintec, Centre for Health and Social Practice
AMMT gratefully acknowledge permissions granted to reproduce copyright material in this exhibition. Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and obtain permission for the use of copyright material. AMMT apologizes for any errors or omissions and would be grateful if notified of any omissions.
Lottery Grants Board through the World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage (LWEH) Committee.
A full list of donors is available here.
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Address: AMMT, c/- P E HOLST,
PO Box 482, Orewa 0946
AMMT is a Registered Charitable Trust CC50444 under the New Zealand Charities Act 2005.