Life Stories Breakfast - Wednesday 9 August 2017
Palliative Care ACT is hosting a breakfast on Wednesday 9 August 2017 at Hotel Realm from 7am to 9am. The event is a fundraiser to relaunch our Life Stories Program.
PC ACT has received many requests from people who are dying to write their life story and leave their legacy. A life story is a healing therapy. Life stories can play a part in reviewing clients’ lives in order to see the bigger picture, reminding them that what they have done and who they are has made a difference, and that their lives have been meaningful.
A person’s life story is also therapy for loved ones, families and friends. Research shows that a life story supports the bereavement process and makes this journey easier following the death of a loved one.
Have you thought about what will you be known for when you leave this earth? The most influential people, the ones who leave behind incredible legacies, will live on in the hearts of the people they touch. Physically, they will no longer be a part of society—but their principles, philosophies and achievements will become immortal, spreading from generation to generation.
Monies raised from the breakfast will fund specialised training of our volunteers and provide much needed resources for the program.
Join us for a delicious breakfast at Hotel Realm on Wednesday 9 August at 7am. We have Jean Kittson, Australian performer, writer and comedian as our keynote speaker. Jean is also a women's health advocate and presents a lighter tone on the issue of death and dying and wants people to start the talk before it’s too late.
We are also fortunate to have as our MC for the morning Clyde Rathbone, former Wallabies and Brumbies player and co-founder of Karma.
The Life Stories Breakfast is part of PC ACT’s Dying to Know Day events. Dying to Know Day is held on 8 August each year with events to encourage conversations and curiosity, build death literacy and help grow the capacity of individuals and community groups to take action toward end of life planning.
Tickets are $85 per person or $800 for a table of ten and can be purchased online - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/life-stories-breakfast-tickets-35473380837
Jean Kittson is a performer and scriptwriter for stage, television, radio, magazines and newspapers.
Jean came to national attention on 'The Big Gig'. Followed by Let the Blood Run Free, Kittson Fahey, Good News Week, the Glasshouse, Flat Chat, The Einstein Factor, Media Dimensions, Strictly Speaking, Talking ’Bout Your Generation, Studio Ten, the Today Show and she is also well known for her comedy debates for the ABC, Channel 9 and Channel Ten.
She has been a regular columnist with New Weekly, Sunday Telegraph, the Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Magazine, Inspire Magazine, the Readers Digest Health Smart magazine and The Hoopla. She is the author of Tongue Lashing, published by Penguin. Her film credits include Hating Alison Ashley and The Nugget. Theatre includes Mum’s the Word, Calendar Girls, Siren, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
She was a founding Director of the National Cord Blood Bank, the inaugural Chair of the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF) and a founding Ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia. She is currently an Ambassador for The Macular Disease Foundation, Northcott Disability Services, The Raise Foundation, Taldumande Youth Services and the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation. She is the Patron of Junction Works and most recently she has been appointed the Patron of Palliative Care Nurses Australia.