We had a great Stroke Week breakfast at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday followed by a popular Know your numbers stall outside the famous parliament house café, Ossie’s. Stroke Survivor Karen Bayly gave a great speech and our CEO Erin Lalor introduced our new fight stroke commercial which was shown while we were eating our scrambled eggs!
We were joined at the breakfast by MPs and staff including good friends of the Stroke Foundation and co-chairs of our parliamentary friendship group - Jill Hall and Ken Wyatt, Dan Tehan - who also dropped by the Know your numbers stall, Maria Vamvakinou, Senator Don Farrell, who gave a great adjournment speech in the Senate on Wednesday night, Tony Zappia, Senator Claire Moore, Gary Humphries and chair of the Labor Party social policy caucus committee, Shayne Neumann. The Health Minister Tanya Plibersek also popped her head in.
At the Know your numbers stall we checked the blood pressure of over 100 MPs and staffers. It was great to see MPs, advisers and departmental staff but also parliament house gardeners, cleaners and security guards getting in on the action.
Senator Don Farrell, Australian Labor Party Senator for SA, National Stroke Week speech to parliament.