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No snoring at the MCG for men’s health


Over $200,000 was raised at the 2018 Men’s Health Lunch which was held on Thursday 10 May at the MCG.

This money will be directly used toward prostate cancer research being led by Associate Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk for a project trialling the combination of treatment and surgeries for metastatic prostate cancer, as well as the purchase of medical equipment for our cardiac operating theatres.

During the lunch MC Dr Peter Larkins (sports and exercise physician) presented on the importance of a wholistic approach to men’s health; while panel speakers, sleep specialists Associate Professor Darren Mansfield and Associate Professor Garun Hamilton spoke on the theme: Sleep (or lack thereof): obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring and insomnia. Chair of the Special Events Committee and EMF Board Trustee Cathi Biddick AM, also shared the direct impact the event has for patients at Epworth.

2018 marks the sixth Men’s Health Lunch and during this time over $1m has been raised and used to support clinical research projects across an array of men’s health programs at Epworth; equipment purchases; as well as the purchase of education and training equipment.

This event is led by a passionate team of volunteers on the Epworth Special Events Committee, and it is only possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters.

Thank you to the members of the Special Events Committee, presenters, sponsors and all staff who attended.

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Photo caption: L-R: A/Prof Darren Mansfield, Cathi Biddick AM, Dr Peter Larkins and A/Prof Garun Hamilton.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Major Sponsor:   Medownick Laser Clinic

Associate Sponsor:   Advantage Salary Packaging

Table Sponsor:

  • Australian Food Allergy Foundation
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Epworth Medical Imaging
  • Ernst and Young
  • First State Super
  • Gallagher Bassett
  • GJK Facility Services
  • HCA Healthcare Australia
  • Hudsons Coffee
  • Melbourne Pathology
  • Slade Pharmacy
  • The Sporting Globe
  • Zouki

Event Partners:

  • Allanby Press
  • Anton Jewellery
  • Australian Football League
  • GJK Facility Services
  • Hanes
  • JR Group
  • McLaren Melbourne
  • Swisse Wellness
  • Levantine Hill

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