The St George Illawarra Dragons will hold their annual Beneficiary Game for the Heart Foundation at their game against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah on Monday, August 21.

Supporters of the Heart Foundation will wear red on the night and wear their heart on their hands to raise awareness for heart health.

“Heart disease is a major health issue in our country,” said Kerry Doyle, Heart Foundation Chief Executive NSW.

“Most people don’t realise it, but heart disease is the number one cause of death in Australia, killing one person every 24 minutes.

"Everything the Dragons are doing to support the work of the Heart Foundation is helping us to save lives.”

This will be the second occasion that the Dragons have held the Beneficiary Game since partnering with the Heart Foundation in 2013.

“The Heart Foundation encourages everyone to live healthier lifestyles which is something that the Dragons are proud to support,” said Dragons Health Ambassador Jason Nightingale.

“The beneficiary game will be a great chance to raise awareness surrounding heart disease as well as raising funds to continue their research into this important area.”

The Dragons are also supporting the Heart Foundation with the Big Heart Door Knock Appeal, this year the Heart Foundation aim to gather 35,000 volunteer collectors to help raise over $1.5 million in NSW to aid lifesaving medical research.