Heart Valve Voice wins Global Cardiovascular Award

Published On: 15 March 2024Categories: News

Heart Valve Voice is pleased to announce that we were awarded the Global Cardiovascular Award for Best Public Awareness Campaign at a ceremony in London last night.

The award was in honour of our 2023 campaigning, which saw us promote awareness of heart valve disease to millions across the UK, as well as offer thousands an opportunity for a heart check.

Heart Valve Voice Executive Director, Wil Woan, said, “It was an honour to collect this award on behalf of our brilliant team and our incredible community. Through the SLOW campaign, our Your Heart Matters project and our work in community libraries across the country we have continued to make a real difference, promoting awareness of the disease and the importance of stethoscope checks. This award is for everyone who supported our work in 2023, we couldn’t have done it without you.”

In 2023, Heart Valve Voice set out to amplify the messaging in our SLOW campaign and educate the public on the red-flag symptoms of heart valve disease. Our SLOW animation was shown at events across the UK, as well as gaining nearly a million views on social media. We also co-designed campaigns with cultural leaders which enabled us to reach new audiences and further enhance our message.

Our Your Heart Matters events gave thousands the opportunity for a heart check and to learn about heart valve disease, with nearly 10% of people found to have a previously undetected cardiac condition. Additionally, our Library Project, endorsed by the National Library Taskforce, equipped communities with educational resources and strengthened connections with local health services.

Heart Valve Voice Chair Phill Read said, “Receiving this award, alongside our 2023 World Heart Federation recognition, is a testament to Heart Valve Voice’s commitment to saving lives. Well done to Wil and the team who continue to harness a strong patient voice to change the lives of future patients and their families, sincere thanks to the committee for acknowledging Heart Valve Voice’s impactful work, and congratulations to the other nominees for their incredible work.”

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