2012 Food For Thought Fundraising Events Raise over $300,000
Posted 19th October, 2012
Food for Thought is the National Stroke Foundation’s signature foodie fundraising event. It is an evening of fabulous food and entertainment held to highlight the problem of stroke – Australia’s second biggest cause of death.
This year over 600 guests in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart enjoyed a culinary degustation prepared by leading Australian chefs such as Colin Fassnidge, Michael Fox, Chase Kojima and Scott Pickett. In doing so the Foundation has raised over $300,000 to assist in its mission to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering.
The 2012 event theme revolved around a sensory experience which proved a fantastic segue into reflection on stroke on each night. Over 60,000 Australians will suffer from a stroke each year in Australia and a common side effect of stroke is the loss of taste sensation.
Celebrity chef and stroke survivor Michael Moore donated his time as Master of Ceremonies at the Sydney event. When asked about his involvement in Food for Thought, Moore said;
“I was a guest at Food for Thought last year. It was the first time I had come into contact with stroke survivors since my stroke. I felt compelled to help the National Stroke Foundation out because I felt like the luckiest man in the world to survive a stroke. As stroke survivors we are lucky”.
The Foundation would like to thank all of the chefs, restaurants and entertainers involved in Food for Thought, who donate their time and produce. Their dedication and support of this leading health cause is what makes the night possible.
The Foundation looks forward to continuing the Food for Thought journey in 2013.