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Menzies Senior Research Fellow Dr Julie Brimblecombe will present the nutrition intervention study, shop@ric at the 2014 Close the Gap Day Charity Breakfast Menzies Senior Research Fellow Dr Julie Brimblecombe will present the nutrition intervention study, shop@ric at the 2014 Close the Gap Day Charity Breakfast


The Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) Close the Gap Day Charity Breakfast is a fixture on Darwin’s social calendar.

Coinciding with National Close the Gap Day (20 March), the charity event supports research to improve Aboriginal lives and draw attention to health disparities between Indigenous and other Australians.

Indigenous Australians can expect a lifespan that is 12 years shorter on average than other Australians and experience higher rates of preventable illness such as heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes.

People attending the breakfast will enjoy fine food and cultural performances while hearing from Menzies’ leading Indigenous health experts about current projects that are having a meaningful and measurable impact in improving Indigenous health and wellbeing.

Menzies Director, Professor Alan Cass said he was looking forward to the charity breakfast, which marked an important day for all Australians.

“We are eager to build on the success of last year’s event, which saw government, private industry, Indigenous organisations, health professionals and the general public come together to hear about how Menzies is working to close the gap,” he said.

Menzies will again partner with the Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health and the Darwin Convention Centre for the event. All donations on the day will go towards Menzies’ Indigenous traineeship appeal, which will support a young Indigenous Australian to pursue a career in medical and health research.

The Menzies Close the Gap Day Charity Breakfast will be held on Thursday, 20 March from 7.30am-9.00am at the Darwin Convention Centre.

Limited tickets are available for individual purchase or table bookings at a discounted rate. Visit www.menziesclosethegap.eventbrite.com.au