On Friday 31st May, the ninth annual Sisterhood Fundraising Luncheon saw more than 500 women join forces to raise over $80,000 to support St Vincent’s Mental Health Department, with a specific focus on women’s diagnosis and treatment.
The luncheon has become a signature event for St Vincent’s Hospital. The Sisterhood Committee once again worked tirelessly to bring together a network of inspiring women who enjoyed a fantastic afternoon at Zinc Federation square and whose generosity enabled the largest ever fundraising total to be achieved.
Funds raised from the event will be shared between the Hospital’s Recovery and Support Program (RaSP), a group-based self-help recovery program delivered to women with complex needs, and Mental Health Workforce Training which is a program designed to equip hospital clinicians with the skills to spot family violence and engage families and support.
A/Prof Yvonne Bonomo, Director of Addiction Medicine at St Vincent’s said the funds were a fabulous help for the program and will enable them to run a Peer Program in which women who had been through the program themselves, could be trained up to mentor others going through the RaSP program.
“It speaks volumes when participants see someone not too different from themselves, shows them what is possible.”
Many thanks to The Sisterhood Committee, our sponsors and supporters and the wonderful guests who attended on the day. See you next year!