Ban­quet to pre­vent prem ba­bies

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE Women and In­fants Re­search Foun­da­tion (WIRF) will host the Ban­quet for Ba­bies event this week­end to sup­port re­search to pre­vent pre-term birth.

The event will high­light lo­cal food and wine, while fundrais­ing for key re­search.

The foun­da­tion is WA’s lead­ing re­search in­sti­tute to im­prov­ing women, in­fants and re­pro­duc­tive health.

WIRF ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Pro­fes­sor John Newn­ham said the event had four great chefs, four great cour­ses and one great cause.

“Pre-term births re­main the sin­gle largest cause of death and dis­abil­ity in chil­dren un­der five years of ages in the de­vel­oped world,” he said.

“In WA alone more than 2900 ba­bies are born pre­ma­ture each year. How­ever, we now know that in many cases it is pre­ventable.

“The event will pro­vide a key op­por­tu­nity to re­flect on the sig­nif­i­cant work that has al­ready been done and to strengthen our re­solve to im­prove ar­eas of women’s and new­borns’ health, which mat­ter most to our com­mu­nity.”

Ban­quet for Ba­bies will be held at Frasers State Re­cep­tion Cen­tre on Oc­to­ber 29 from 6.30 to mid­night.

Tick­ets are $250 per per­son or $2500 per ta­ble of 10. For more or to buy tick­ets visit http://wirf. com.au/ban­quet­forba­bies

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d461086

Pro­fes­sor John Newn­ham with Dru­cilla Clarke and her daugh­ter Eve­lyn Hooton.

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