07 May 2012
The 2012 Gastronomic Lunch of the Year held in
A six-course meal matched with
The funds will help a Hunter Medical Research Institute team led by Dr Bruce King* to develop a meal management system for children suffering Type 1 Diabetes. It will ultimately enable a new-generation closed-loop insulin pump to function with optimum consistency, eliminating the potential for glucose spikes.
HMRI’s new Director, Professor Michael Nilsson, commended Mr Slater and the organising team for creating an event that celebrated the best of Hunter food, wine and medical research.
“On behalf of HMRI I must sincerely thank Neil and all his team for their efforts. I would also like to acknowledge those who generously contributed to the auctions, either by donating prizes or by placing successful bids,” Professor Nilsson said.
“It was a wonderful day, with exceptional food and wine, and to raise in excess of $134,000 is just tremendous. The money will go towards a project of vital importance to young diabetics and their families, one that could revolutionise the management of Type 1 Diabetes and change the lives of sufferers forever.”
The Dining for a Cure series proved popular in the live auctions, with a winning bid of $8500 being placed to enjoy a 3-course meal with Knights coach Wayne Bennett, while Newcastle-born professional golfer Nathan Green attracted a bid of $6000.
* Dr Bruce King is a Staff Specialist, Paediatric Endocrinology, at
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