Long Table Lunch to help in fight against Diabetes
Posted on Tuesday, 5 April 2011
After two highly successful years, the Long Table Lunch for Diabetes, hosted by the Hon Judi Moylan MP and Diabetes WA, will again be held in 2011 with the aim of adding to the more than $20,000 raised since 2009.
The 2009 lunch was held under the Jacaranda trees at Houghton Wines in Middle Swan, and attracted many well-known Perth identities including former Fremantle footballer Troy Cook, Hills artist Robert Juniper and Mayor of the City of Swan Charlie Zannino.
In 2010 the event was held at River Bank Estate Winery and Restaurant with the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, attending.
This year’s lunch will be held at Stewart’s Restaurant at Brookleigh, 1235 Great Northern Highway, Upper Swan on 7 April 2011 at 12 noon with the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing as the guest speaker.
The lunch will feature a number of exceptional auction items, including the auction of a limited edition print by Robert Juniper AM. Mr Juniper will also be a guest at the lunch.
"Diabetes is not just a matter of concern to health professionals, but a concern to all levels of Government and people in general," the Hon Judi Moylan MP said.
"Diabetes WA offer vital support and education services to people living with diabetes, helping them live well with their condition. An event such as this helps to raise much needed funding to support the work of Diabetes WA as well as raising awareness about the national health implications of diabetes."
Chronic illness including diabetes can robs people of a quality of life and has become a major challenge for Government. Worldwide, 2.8 million people die from diabetes-related illnesses each year, representing one death every 10 seconds. It is estimated that every 30 seconds in the world someone has a limb amputated due to diabetes. It is a leading cause of blindness and kidney failure and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
"I am very grateful for the generosity of those supporting this event and hope we can again raise much needed funds for the fight against diabetes," said Mrs Moylan. The event is sponsored by Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly and Industrial Recruitment Partners.