Amanda Young, an 18-year-old on track to becoming an Australian Olympic rower, contracted this disease and died.
This young girl’s life was about achievement and in her very short 18 years, crammed an unbelievable amount of achievement into it.
Her parents, Lorraine and Barry Young, have now dedicated their lives to educating people about the dangers of the preventable disease.
The high-risk bracket is five to 15-year-olds.
The combined Rotary Clubs of Mandurah have arranged for Lorraine and Barry Young to attend a Rotary meeting as guest speakers.
The combined Rotary clubs are inviting Mandurah residents to join Rotarians over dinner to hear from Lorraine and Barry about the disease.
We are particularly interested in parents of young children attending.
The presentation will be held at the Mandurah Country Club in Halls Head on Tuesday, October 15, 6pm for 6.30pm. The cost of the meal is $25 per head. Contact Brad on 0499 611 686 by 10am on 15 October for bookings.