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Menzies Close The Gap Day charity breakfast

Date posted: 14 March 2013

Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) will be staging a charity breakfast to support National Close the Gap Day on Thursday 21 March 2013 at the Darwin Convention Centre.

The event will feature the unveiling of the Big Ear and Nose (BEN) by Northern Territory Minister of Indigenous Advancement, Alison Anderson. Approximately the length of a stretch limousine, BEN is a larger than life learning aid made from parachute material. Children are able to walk through BEN's ear canal, and learn about the various components and functionality of the ear with interactive hands-on activities.

BEN has been funded by the Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health in conjunction with Menzies, and has been developed by Menzies' ear health team and South Australian artists, Evelyn Roth and John Davis.

Following the launch, a road trip to remote Indigenous communities throughout the Northern Territory has been proposed for BEN.

Funds raised by the event will support research to improve the lives of Indigenous people.

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2013, 7.30am-9am
Venue: Darwin Convention Centre

Source: Menzies School of Health Research


Menzies School of Health Research
Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
John Matthews Building
Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187


Last updated: 14 March 2013
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