International Women’s Day Morning Tea at Strathfield Council

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Strathfield Council, together with members of the local and wider community, celebrated International Women’s Day with a morning tea on Friday 8 March. Keynote speaker Dr Renee Lim and guest speaker Stacey Gadd shared their thoughts and ideas on International Women’s Day and also provided insight into their own inspirational life experiences.

Together, all attendees donated over $2,500 in support of Pink Hope, which will go directly to investing in their life saving programs. Council wishes to thank everyone for their incredible show of generosity.

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Council is delighted to welcome Dr Renee Lim as this year’s distinguished keynote speaker. Renee balances a diverse range of careers uniting her passion for medicine, health and wellbeing, and her belief in the integral value of education to empower people. She also has a great love of performance, which has led to starring roles in theatre, film and television as an actor and presenter.

Renee is currently presenting on Ask the Doctor – a new ABC series that addresses the state of the nation’s health, the latest in medical treatments and the future of healthcare as we know it.

If this wasn’t enough, Renee has also worked in the NSW hospital system as a locum doctor in the areas of emergency medicine, palliative care, and geriatrics for many years, visiting almost every major hospital in the greater Sydney area.

Our guest speaker this year will be Stacey Gadd, Ambassador for Pink Hope. Stacey will be sharing her extraordinary story of her personal health journey. After a genetic test revealed she had inherited the BRCA2 gene mutation at 18 years old, Stacey underwent regular surveillance for four years before making a brave decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy.

She was one of the first Australian women to publicly share her story on Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes alongside Pink Hope Founder Krystal Barter, wanting to give hope to others going through the same experience. Stacey remains an active advocate for women’s health through various campaigns with Pink Hope.

When: Friday 8 March 2019, 10am – 12pm
Where: Strathfield Town Hall, 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield

Morning tea will be provided.

The outlay for this event is $30 per person and while Council is hosting the event, we encourage all attendees to make a donation (to the amount of their choosing) to Pink Hope, an organisation which supports women at-risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

You can make your donation by visiting All proceeds are donated directly to Pink Hope.

For more information about Pink Hope, please visit:

Registrations are now open and will close on Friday 1 March 2019. Please register your attendance here.

As part of Council’s International Women’s Day fundraising initiative, a raffle will be drawn at the event on Friday 8 March at Strathfield Town Hall.

A number of generous businesses that embody community spirit have donated gifts to be drawn as prizes. All proceeds from this raffle will go directly to Pink Hope.

Enter the raffle for a chance to win a below prize:

  • Morning Tea for you and two friends with Strathfield Mayor, Gulian Vaccari
  • 1x Phoenix Restaurant voucher
  • 2x $150 Hugos Manly voucher
  • 1x Pink Hope beauty pack
  • 1x Terry White Chemmart (located in Strathfield Plaza) vitamin health pack
  • 2x $50 Urbano voucher
  • 1x $50 Pancakes on the Rocks Voucher
  • 1x $30 Bar Cortona voucher


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