Heart-stopping radio campaign raises awareness of plans to rewrite DNA to cure killer heart diseases

A series of radio ads were brought to an abrupt and heart-stopping halt on Monday 1 August by the sound of a flatlining heart monitor, as part of a new BHF campaign. The BHF add: We are using the unique ad to raise vital awareness of the need for research to stop sudden cardiac arrests striking suddenly and without warning, including in the young. Listeners tuning in to Heart FM radio network and Global Original podcasts expecting the usual run of advertisements were surprised by the unexpected sound of a…

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The BHF smashes Guinness World Records title in show of solidarity for heart patients

To mark Valentine’s Day this year the British Heart Foundation (BHF) achieved the Guinness World Records™ title for the longest chain of paper hearts with help from almost 18,000 of our supporters. Through our network of over 720 charity shops and thousands of supporters, we asked people to write messages of love and support for their loved ones, people battling heart disease or in memory of those they’ve lost. With the help of volunteers, the charity created a chain of 17,939 hearts, surpassing the previous Guinness World Record of 11,288…

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