September 13, 2018

Racing for Research

On Saturday 8 September, Northern Health Foundation Patron Bev Carman hosted the annual Northern Health Foundation Race Day at the Kilmore Racing Club.

As a long standing supporter of Northern Health, Bev is passionate about improving the health of her community and has a circle of dedicated supporters who assist in setting up the event.

140 guests were invited to wear their best race day attire and they didn’t disappoint. The room was filled to the brim with fascinators and fancy frocks.

Attendees included the Chairman, several members of the Foundation Board, our Chief Executive, Siva Sivarajah and Executive Director of Public Affairs and Foundation, Andrew Williamson.

A great day was had by all and the event was well supported by Kilmore locals. We also can’t forget to mention the perfect spring weather for a day at the races.

This year, Race Day raised over $7,500, with funds going towards research grants at Northern Health.

Professor Peter Brooks, board member of the Northern Health Foundation, highlighted just how important research grants are.

“We’re at this fantastic track and this event is a great omen. If you want to invest in something, invest in research. If you invest $1 in research, you get $7 back into the community,” he said.

Thank you to major sponsors, Epping Plaza Hotel, A Little Birdie Told Me and John Molnar Legal Services.

Another big thank you to Bev Carman, the Northern Health Foundation team and volunteers, and all who attended the event!