Thursday, 19 Jan 2017

Ita Buttrose launches ‘Women in Support of Life Education’

The glass ceiling was well and truly smashed last December as some of Healthy Harold’s most ardent supporters rallied around Australia’s well-known giraffe.

Around 30 high profile and influential women were spotted at the Ita Buttrose ‘Women in Support of Life Education’ lunch held on Thursday in Potts Point, including Tara Moss, Deborah Hutton, Toni Pearen, Natarsha Belling, MP Pru Goward, and Life Education NSW CEO Kellie Sloane.

Long-time Life Education Ambassador Ita Buttrose spoke to guests about the vital work of Life Education and its iconic mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe in reaching children across Australia with its health and drug education program.

“Education is key to solving major health issues in our society, including obesity and drug use,” she said.

Group founder, Life Education Australia board member Clare Payne said, “Women are intrinsically vested in the outcomes of Life Education’s programs and purpose.

“Women are the majority of Life Education’s staff and the majority of our educators. Women are the majority of the teachers in our schools and they do the majority of care of children at home.

“The launch of ‘Women in Support of Life Education” is an important step in engaging and mobilising our community to ensure our children and young people are empowered to make safer and healthier choices.”