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02 September 2019
Tags: Media

Shining a light on women’s health

Iconic buildings and landmarks nationally will light up in support of Women’s Health Week (2-6 September) as a timely reminder to all women to look after themselves, inside and out.

Established in 2013 by national not-for-profit organisation, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, Women’s Health Week is held annually in the first week of September and celebrates improving the health of all women in Australia.

“Women are leading busier lives than ever before,” says Brenda Jones, Women’s Health Week campaign manager. “Sometimes they need to be reminded to put themselves on their own to-do lists. Women’s Health Week is the perfect opportunity for women to set aside some time for their own health and wellbeing. Together, we want women to think about, and do something positive for, their health.”

Shining bright in the campaign colours of purple and orange will be: Melbourne Town Hall, AAMI Park, St Kilda Sea Baths, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Transurban’s Bolte Bridge and Soundtube (Melbourne); Sydney Town Hall (Sydney); the Royal Australian Mint, and the Museum of Australia Democracy at Old Parliament House (Canberra); Riverbank Footbridge, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre and SKYCITY Adelaide Casino (Adelaide); Trafalgar Bridge (Perth); Darwin Convention Centre (Darwin); Brisbane City Hall and Sandgate Town Hall (Brisbane); and Kennedy Lane, Elizabeth Mall, Franklin Square Fountain and Railway Fountain (Hobart).

“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 Jones.

“This year more than 120,000 women are expected to take part in over 2,800 events around the country and more than 40,000 people have registered to receive the free health-related content emailed to them each day during Women’s Health Week.”

Bolte Bridge

About Women’s Health Week

Women’s Health Week is run by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, a leader in women’s health for more than 25 years. Appointed by the Australian Government as the national digital gateway for women's health and wellbeing, Jean Hailes combines evidence-based research and clinical experience with practical resources and tools for women and health professionals.

In 2018, more than 85,000 women participated in the week with more than 2,100 events across the country from Esperance to the Tiwi Islands, and more than 47,000 people received online health content.

For media

For more information, please contact Caroline Cottrill on 0438 257 246 or email media@jeanhailes.org.au.