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Storm Supports Royal Children's Hospital
Melbourne Storm Ambassador Robbie Kearns will today visit Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital to present a cheque on behalf of the club for the funds raised in last year's Points for a Purpose themed game.
Kearns will handover a cheque for $10,500 to heart kid dad and AFL legend Glenn Archer.
Valentine's Day each year is recognised as International Childhood Heart Disease Awareness Day and HeartKids Awareness Day. HeartKids is the sole charity for Childhood Heart Disease and the cardiac ward at the Royal Children's Hospital.
Storms' Points with a Purpose program commenced in May 2010. With the support of the Club's program partners - Channel Nine, Harvey Norman, Foxtel, Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust, Fox Sports and the Herald and Weekly Times money was donated to a chosen charity for every score at Storm home games.
Childhood Heart Disease is the most common birth abnormality and the greatest killer of children under the age of 5 in Australia and still claims more lives than all other childhood diseases combined - twice that of childhood cancers. This equates to 35% of all childhood deaths in Australia and is the most common cause for admissions to hospital intensive units across the country.