Weary Dunlop foundation appeal launched at ceremony
THE invaluable contribution to the health and wellbeing of the veteran community made by Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop was commemorated in Melbourne on July 12, marking the 30th anniversary of the creation of his medical research foundation and the launch of its annual fundraising appeal.
Minister for Veteran Affairs Michael Ronaldson said he was honoured to attend the annual commemoration ceremony at the Weary Dunlop Statue in Kings Domain to acknowledge Sir Edward's lasting legacy.
"The Sir Edward Weary Dunlop Medical Research Foundation is the result of Sir Edward's vision and his great compassion for others," Mr Ronaldson said.
"Thirty years on, we acknowledge his foundation's world-class work into the vital arena of veterans' medical research."
The commemorative service coincided with the launch of the annual Sir Edward Dunlop Medical Research Foundation Appeal, which helps raise funds to continue the Foundation's work.
The Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Medical Research foundation was established in 1985 by Sir Edward, a World War Two veteran, doctor and humanitarian.
The Foundation's work has led to new discoveries and improvements in the treatment and prevention of illnesses affecting veterans and their families.
For more information on the medical research foundation, visit www.siredwarddunlop.org.au.