Contributed by Roman Kulkewycz
Dr Bronwyn King, Radiation Oncologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and founder and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios will be the Australia Day Ambassador and guest speaker at this years’ celebration of the Australia Day Bunyip Citizen of the Year Award to be held on Friday 26 January at the Bunyip Hall.
Dr King is an acknowledged world leader in the fight against big tobacco investment. She has helped redirect $6 billion of investment from the tobacco industry to other industries globally over the past five years.
She is the honorary Tobacco Control Ambassador for Cancer Council Australia, an Australia Day Ambassador and an Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia.
She also represented Australia in swimming and served as Team Doctor for the Australian Swimming Team for ten years.
In 2014, she was one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence and received the 2015 VicHealth Award for Preventing Tobacco Use.
The Bunyip and District Australia Day celebrations will take place on Australia Day at 9:15am.
The event will include the naming of the Bunyip and District Citizen of the Year.
Entertainment will be provided by the Bunyip Singers and well-known local poet Gerry Cunningham who will recite Australian poetry.