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Wendell helps promote good health

DEADLY FUN: Jeri, Tukana and Tia Kaitani of Bundaberg met rubgy legend Wendell Sailor at the Cultural Healing Day event at WIN Stadium. Photo: Brittany Cook / NewsMail
DEADLY FUN: Jeri, Tukana and Tia Kaitani of Bundaberg met rubgy legend Wendell Sailor at the Cultural Healing Day event at WIN Stadium. Photo: Brittany Cook / NewsMail Brittany Cook BUN180113IND2

PROMOTING a healthy lifestyle among indigenous people was the aim of todays Cultural Healing Event.

Special guests included former Hi-5 entertainer Nathan Foley, duel international rugby star Wendell Sailor, Indigenous band Last Kinection and comedian Sean Choolbuura who had the 400-strong crowd thoroughly entertained.

Wendell Sailor was happy to be able to do his bit to help close the gap between indigenous health.

"The 10-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-indigenous people is shattering," he said.
"Smoking and diabetes is killing our people.

"It's all about choices and if you do make the wrong choice, then being able to come back from that."

Hosted by Wide Bay Medicare Local and Queensland Health, the event exceeded the expectations of everyone involved and no one was more thrilled than Wide Bay Medicare Local CEO Shane Dawson.

"It's good to see everyone come together," he said.

"It's important for young people to hear these messages early - it's a preventative approach."

Wide Bay Medical Local healthy lifestyle worker Loyde Johnson was also on hand during the event, cooking up a storm in the kitchen with the Good Quick Tukka program.

"The program teaches quick, healthy alternatives to takeaway food," he said.

Topics:  indigenous health, wendell sailor




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