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03 September 2018
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Shining a light on women’s health

Iconic buildings and landmarks nationally will be lighting up pink in support of Women’s Health Week from Monday 3 September to Friday 7 September.

Founded by national not-for-profit organisation Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, the campaign has been a permanent fixture on the Australian health calendar since 2013.

When it comes to health, many women are great at caring for others but often put themselves last. Women’s Health Week aims to encourage women to put themselves first for a week, and to think about their health and wellbeing.

Shining pink during the Week will be: Flinders Street Station, AAMI Park, Bolte Bridge, Transurban’s Sound Tube and St Kilda Sea Baths (Melbourne); the Sydney Town Hall (Sydney); the Royal Australian Mint (Canberra); SkyCity Adelaide Casino (Adelaide); Trafalgar Bridge (Perth); and Mount Coot-tha Tropical Dome and the Wickham Street Car Park Architectural Wall (Brisbane).

“We are thrilled to have the support of these organisations. We hope these eye-catching light instillations will help raise awareness of this important women’s health campaign,” says Ms Janet Michelmore AO, Jean Hailes Board Member.

“This year more than 100,000 women are expected to take part in over 2,000 events around the country and more than 25,000 people have registered to receive the free health-related content emailed to them each day during Women’s Health Week.”

For further information visit www.womenshealthweek.com.au.  

About Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to improving women’s knowledge and understanding of complex health issues. Jean Hailes has a unique model, combining medical centres, research and a department that translates the latest health findings into practical, accessible information on our website, through resources, educational programs and health professional events. Jean Hailes only produces trusted evidence-based information reviewed by our in-house team of clinicians. In 2016, Jean Hailes was officially recognised as the Federal Government’s national digital gateway for women’s health.

For media

For more information on Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, to interview our health experts or ambassadors or for images, please contact Janelle Carrigan on 0409 939 920 or email media@jeanhailes.org.au

For more campaign information please visit www.womenshealthweek.com.au