The annual Western Health Foundation 'Partners in Health' corporate networking lunch was held on Friday 11 October at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Hosted by the hilariously funny comedian and entertainer Em Rusciano, the event was an opportunity to bring together corporate peers and colleagues, highlight the importance of partnerships and acknowledge our current partners and sponsors.
We thank all those who supported this important event, which raised a fantastic $90,000 towards the work of the Western Health Chronic Disease Alliance (WHCDA) which is a broad based alliance of researchers, working collaboratively in the chronic disease space.
Western Health has a strong and growing research portfolio, based at the Western Centre for Health Research & Education at Sunshine Hospital. Our focus is wide, with over 700 active research projects currently underway. Increasingly, we are becoming known for the work being done in the area of chronic disease.
Thank you to our event supporters: Ameet Bains (Western Bulldogs), Adrian Butera (Compton Green), Faddy Zouky OAM, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Quest Apartments and the Board of Western Health Foundation.
Thank you to our prize donors: Liberty Belle, Mark Robinson & Robinson's Fresh Solutions, Marvel Stadium, Mercedes Benz Melbourne, Mineral Spa - Peppers at Hepburn Springs, Sanguine Estate, Sault Restaurant, Victorian Racing Commission & Mrs Amanda Elliott, and Western Bulldogs.
Guest speakers Russell Harrison, CEO Western Health and Ameet Bains, CEO Western Bulldogs
MC Em Rusciano, comedian, writer, singer and radio presenter
Thanks to Faddy Zouky OAM for first prize Daylesford Retreat, won by Holly from BankVic, pictured with MC Em Rusciano and Western Health Board Chair the Hon. Bronwyn Pike