Supporting Aboriginal health and wellness with Moorditj Koort

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Supporting Aboriginal health and wellness with Moorditj Koort

DDR was delighted to be involved in the sponsorship of Moorditj Koort’s recent annual Cancer Awareness Day.

Moorditj Koort is a community controlled, not-for-profit organisation that supports the health and wellness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Western Australia. The group runs a number of programs and allows Aboriginal peoples to access a ‘one-stop shop’ for health and wellbeing services.

On 8 November, Moorditj Koort held its annual Cancer Awareness Day at Burswood on Swan. The event commenced with a Welcome to Country by Boorloo, and was followed by separate discussion sessions for men and women.

Several organisations attended and hosted stalls or provided education during the ‘yarning session’. These included the WA Cervical Cancer Prevention program, BreastScreen WA, Cancer Council WA, the South Metropolitan Health Service and Dr Talila Milroy from Jupiter Health.

A wellness package consisting of a bag, shirt, scarf, notebook, water bottle, pen and portion plate was distributed to more than 50 elders. The event was funded by the Department of Health and DDR was delighted to provide additional sponsorship to assist with catering.

The day concluded with karaoke and received positive feedback from the community. DDR is grateful to have been able to contribute to such a successful day.

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