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Caroline de Mori, an Indigenous health advocate and founder of the Edge Of Nowhere (EON) Foundation Inc., has been nominated as a Western Australian (WA) State Finalist for the 2013 Australia's Local Hero Award.
The EON Foundation is a charitable foundation that provides assistance to Indigenous individuals and communities, with a particular focus on WA. It was established by Ms de Mori to help Indigenous people in remote communities overcome chronic health issues by assisting them to grow and prepare fresh fruit and vegetables.
Since then, the EON Foundation has been invited into 12 remote communities in WA to run the successful EON thriving communities program. The program aims to educate Indigenous people on the importance of fresh fruit, vegetables and bush tucker in a healthy diet and for disease prevention.
The Local Hero Award was introduced into the Australian of the Year Awards in 2003. The Award acknowledges extraordinary contributions made by Australians in their local community.
The 2013 Award winners will be announced on 25 January 2013.
Source: Australian of the Year Awards
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EON Foundation Inc.
PO Box 1100
West Perth WA 6872
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