Jon Stevens Bares Heart and Soul As Heart Foundation Ambassador

By Stuart Kavanagh

He’s a man who wears many hats. Noiseworks and ex-INXS lead singer Jon Stevens was one of the headline acts at this weekend’s Mundi Mundi Bash and hot on the heels of the performance of a lifetime, Stevens will switch hats to charity ambassador.

Jon is an ambassador for the Heart Foundation, and Give with Heart Day is just around the corner.

He’s no stranger to the importance of your heart.

Back in 2009, a routine health check-up found an anomaly in Jon’s heart which led to open heart surgery and following that he felt he had been given a second chance at life. Now aged 60, he has a strong desire to spread the message about heart disease.

“I’m urging Australians to have heart health checks and to support research into heart disease by digging deep for Give with Heart Day,” Jon said.


“My mission is to raise awareness of heart disease and heart health because too many Australians die of heart attacks that could have been prevented.”

Jon not only survived, but is thriving, as evidenced by his tireless work ethic and routine. A change in diet and lifestyle has helped him complete a nationwide tour with over 70 shows.

CEO of the Heart Foundation, David Lloyd, said Aussies should look no further for the impact donating to the heart foundation can have than the Aussie rock icon.

“Decades of vital research supported by the Heart Foundation mean that Jon and others in his position can now be treated, supported in their recovery, and empowered to go on living their best lives,” Mr Lloyd said.

“There is more work to be done to ensure this is the case for all Australians and all forms of heart disease, and we are thrilled to have Jon on this journey with us.”

Give with Heart Day takes place on September 14 and is the Heart Foundation’s annual 24-hour fundraising challenge.

This year the Heart Foundation is aiming to raise $1 million to help continue to fund breakthrough research, so more Australians can live longer and healthier lives.

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