Cook for a Cure, now in its third year, is an initiative designed to educate Australians about the importance and value of health and medical research in Australia.
Members of the community are invited to host a meal for colleagues, friends and family, in a bid to educate and garner support for nominated health and medical research projects ranging from chronic disease, sleep disorders and mental health issues, through to dementia, arthritis and cardiovascular health.
Every Australian will be affected by a serious illness in some way throughout their lives either personally, or through family and friends. By participating in Cook for a Cure, Australians will assist in the prevention, treatment, care and ultimately cure for diseases affecting the Australian community.
Many of Australia’s leading researchers working in hospitals, research institutes and universities are participants in Research Australia’s Cook for a Cure – a community gateway to supporting new discoveries for a healthy Australia.
During the month of August, members of the community can participate in Cook for a Cure simply by selecting a research project they are interested in, register their event, send invitations via the website and donate.
Events can be as large or small as people wish, including: a breakfast, morning tea, barbeque, picnic, lunch, dinner or bake off.
Recipes, event tips and advice on hosting Cook for a Cure events is available via the website to assist in making a significant contribution to raising funds and supporting Australian health and medical research projects.