Long lunch with laughs

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WOMEN are en­cour­aged to at­tend a long lunch with a cause next week.

Men­zies School of Health, HealthLAB is a trav­el­ling pro­gram pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion to the gen­eral pub­lic about chronic dis­eases and gen­eral health.

The third an­nual ladies long lunch raises funds for the pro­gram.

The after­noon on Fri­day, May 26 will see a range of pro­fes­sional women en­ter­tain and dis­cuss top­ics with the at­ten­dees.

Abo­rig­i­nal Broad­cast­ing Aus­tralia chief ex­ec­u­tive Dr Donna Ode­gaard, Men­zies School of Health As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor Heidi Smith-Vaughan and co­me­dian, speaker and writer Mary Cous­tas — who may be bet­ter known as the comedic char­ac­ter Effie — will en­ter­tain the crowd.

Over the last two lunches more than $150,000 was raised, and or­gan­is­ers hope to con­tinue the fundrais­ing ef- forts. HealthLAB has a fo­cus on youth and in­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties, with the aim to ed­u­cate peo­ple about pos­i­tive life­style choices and tak­ing own­er­ship of their health.

Tick­ets to the Ladies Long Lunch at the Dar­win Con­ven­tion Cen­tre are $175 each and avail­able at www.stick­yt­ick­ets.com.au.

Mary Cous­tas

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