Asbestos Awareness Day Event Gippsland 25th November 2022
Asbestos Awareness Day Event Melbourne 14th November 2022
Support Jarni’s Trivia Night 6th Aug 2022
To support Jarni’s Trivia night get yourself together with friends and grab a table. Come and have a great night of entertainment and fun with great prizes to be had.
Jarni needs your support and to know you care – the Trivia night is at the Paynesville Football Club rooms – Main Road, Paynesville, Victoria 6.00pm – 9.30pm please book here: http://www.trybooking.com/cazsx
International Workers Memorial Day Event 2022
#asbestos #IWMD2022 28th April 2022 ACV/GARDS and the GippslandTLC held our International Workers Memorial Day at Gippsland Heritage Park the first since before COVID – We paid our respects to the 62 Victorians who were tragically killed in work place accidents over the past year. We also remembered those who have lost their lives over the years and paid our respects to their families. Everyone has the right to come home safely from their work. Thank you to all those who joined with us today to support families grieving the loss of a loved one and showing how much you care for those who are suffering a workplace illness or disability photos of the event were taken by: Tanya Fairbairn ACV/GARDS member
International Workers Memorial Day April 28th 2022
Free Webinar – Think Twice About Asbestos – Sign up Here
Topic: Asbestos Awareness Webinar – Think Twice About Asbestos
The webinar took place in November 2021.
Watch a recording of the webinar:
Facilitator for the event:
Vicki Hamilton (CEO Secretary Asbestos Council of Victoria | GARDS @Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS)
Vicki Hamilton OAM is the current CEO/Secretary of Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS and has been a member of ACV/GARDS since the organisation was incorporated in 2001. Vicki has conducted a support group for asbestos sufferers and their families once a month since 2002 in Gippsland and now has a group in Metro Melbourne. Both support groups are open to asbestos & silica sufferers. ACV/GARDS advocates and supports sufferers and their families right across Victoria
Jane Anderson (Latrobe Health Advocate @Latrobe Health Advocate)
Jane Anderson was appointed as the Latrobe Health Advocate by the Minister for Health in May 2018. The first-of-its-kind in Australia, the role of the Advocate is to provide independent advice to the Victorian Government on behalf of Latrobe Valley communities on system and policy issues affecting their health and wellbeing. Jane provides community-wide leadership by enabling, mediating and advocating for health improvements through health and broader system improvements and change.
Jo & Kevin Packham
Kevin and I have been together for 35 years, married for 31, and are blessed with three gorgeous children and two grandchildren, with another on the way. After being misdiagnosed as having an autoimmune disease for almost 3 years, for which medication was not alleviating the abdominal pain, Kevin finally had a laparoscopy and was diagnosed with Peritoneal Mesothelioma. His tumour count was very high but he was lucky to have a very skilled surgeon who was able to do a full cytoreduction which included Hipec, followed by 4 sessions of Chemotherapy and has now had 3 clear scans. We chose to attack this cancer from all avenues including traditional medicine, eg chemotherapy along with Alternative Therapy which involves regular Vitamin C infusions and a very organic, healthy diet, plenty of exercise, daily meditation and reduce stress as much as possible. We look forward to sharing our journey in this webinar.
Asbestos In Victoria – Free Webinar 27th Nov – 1pm
asbestos exposure still has on Victorian lives and the strategies in place to reduce exposure. – ACV/GARDS – Brian Healy will be speaking in this webinar – please support this important message that we are all trying to send the community – Other speakers are Dr Tom John – Peter Mac – Medical Oncologist and researcher into thoracic cancers – Lung and Mesothelioma – Prof Tim Driscoll – Epidemiology and Occupational Medicine – Sydney University – Simone Stevenson – Executive Officer – Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency – It will be a great session – please register at this link https://bit.ly/32kE0Hg
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