The Danish Heart Foundation
Every year, more than 7,500 Danish women die of cardiovascular diseases. That means one women is dying almost every hour around the clock. Contrary to what most people believe, cardiovascular disease is one of the most common causes of death amog women in Denmark, and causes more deaths among women than men.
This year's charity stamp supports the Heart Foundation's work, which among other things aims to ensure that more women in Denmark survive if they get a cardiovascular disease. With 121,000 the Heart Foundation (Hjerte-foreningen) is one of the largest disease preventing organisations. The foundation was established in 1962 ans thus celebrates its 50 year anniversary in 2012. It is the second time in Danish stamp history that a charity Stamp's surcharge goes to the Heart Foundation. The last time was in 1984, when Rasmus Nellemann designed a stamp depicting an electrocardiogram. Since 2005, Crown Princess Mary's Heart Foundations, which supports research into cardiovascular disease among women.
The motif of the charity stamp was a secret until it the stamp was unveiled by Princess Mary on 10 June at Horsens Art Museam at an event for specially invited customers.
The stamps depict a photo of HRH Crown Princess Mary, patron of the Heart Foundation.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 11.06.2012
Designer: Post Denmark, stamps
Size: 39 x 29 mm
Values: 8.00 + 0.50