The Heart Foundation is urging Australians to join the fight against heart disease by knocking on doors in September as part of their Big Heart Appeal.
This is the largest community-led fundraising event the Heart Foundation has organised.
The campaign used to be known as the Heart Foundation Doorknock Appeal, so if you were wondering what had happened to this, don't worry – it's back and better than ever in 2013.
Dr Lyn Roberts, chief executive officer of the Heart Foundation, said they need around 120,000 volunteers to spare a few hours that month and go door-to-door collecting donations.
"As a charity, we rely on the generosity of big-hearted Australians and corporate sponsors to continue the fight against heart disease," she said in a July 11 statement.
If you would like your business to be seen as a leader when it comes to corporate health, you may want to encourage your staff to take part in this crusade against this prevalent disease or sponsor the Heart Foundation's efforts.
You can also show your employees that their health is important to you by organising a business health insurance plan for your company.
HICA can help you find the policy that is right for your business with a private health insurance comparison.
This will allow you to make an educated decision about which health insurance plan to go with, and can give you access to a wider range of policies than an ordinary insurance company would.
Dr Roberts hopes this "army" of volunteers will be able to raise a total of $5 million to help combat heart disease, which is "the number one killer of Australian men and women".
It kills one person every 24 minutes.
She said knocking on doors is one of the simplest and most-rewarding ways people can further this cause and support the world-class research that is currently taking place to find a cure for heart disease.
Donations, the majority of which will come from ordinary Australians, will also go toward supporting community programs that aim to improve awareness, prevention and treatment of this serious medical condition.
They need volunteers in every state and suburb around the country, and will be required to visit around 20 houses each.
You can sign up to take part at the Heart Foundation website.
And don't forget to contact HICA to discuss your private health insurance options!