Fun for all ages at Indigenous celebration

13 Mar 2015

FREE EVENT: Friday March 20, 10am – 2pm

Mount Druitt PCYC - 453a Luxford Road, Shalvey

Western Sydney’s biggest Indigenous health event is set to attract hundreds of people to Mount Druitt PCYC on Friday March 20.

The music, sporting and arts celebration will mark Close the Gap Day, which aims to take action on achieving health equality by 2030.

With live entertainment, giveaways, food, sporting competitions and interactive activities, there will be fun for the whole family.

Health checks will be available, including blood pressure, flu shots and more.

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Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Health services manager Luke Felicetti encouraged community members to add the event to their diaries.

"Bring your family and friends along to have some fun and get some medical checks while you’re at it," he said.

"Regular screening is important and can lead to a longer, healthier and happier life."

Mr Felicetti said WSLHD was committed to reducing the Indigenous life expectancy gap and improving the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal community.

"Western Sydney is home to the largest urban population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia," he said.

"Diabetes, cancer and heart disease continue to be challenges for this community and for health services, so we’re working with various partners to help prevent and manage these conditions."

Local agencies representing employment education and legal services will be on hand for those who require assistance.

For further information contact Kate Lamb, WSLHD Health Coordinator on 9840 3603.