Banquet for Babies: Women and Infants Research Foundation event to support research to prevent preterm birth


Drucilla Clarke with daughter Evelyn Hooton. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Drucilla Clarke with daughter Evelyn Hooton. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

The Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) will host the Banquet for Babies event this weekend to support research to prevent preterm birth.

The event will highlight local food and wine, while fundraising for key research.

The foundation is WA’s leading research institute to improving women, infants and reproductive health.

WIRF executive director Professor John Newman said the event had four great chefs, four great courses and one great cause.

“Preterm births remain the single largest cause of death and disability in children under five years of ages in the developed world,” he said.

“In WA alone more than 2900 babies are born premature each year. However, we now know that in many cases it is preventable.

“The event will provide a key opportunity to reflect on the significant work that has already been done and to strengthen our resolve to improve areas of women’s and newborn’ health, which matter most to our community.”

Banquet for Babies will be held at Frasers State Reception Centre on October 29 from 6.30 to midnight.

Tickets are $250 per person or $2500 per table of 10. For more information or to buy tickets visit http://wirf.com.au/banquetforbabies