President of Nutrition Australia NSW Division awarded Ku-ring-gai Local Woman of the Year

President of Nutrition Australia NSW Division, Barbara Ward, has been named 'Ku-ring-gai Local Woman of the Year' for 2017 for 2017.

The award has been conferred in recognition of Mrs Ward's outstanding contribution and service to the community and health sector as Managing Director San Foundation.

The Hon Pru Goward MP presented the award to Barbara Ward in a celebratory function at Sydney Adventist Hospital (the San) attended by more than 130 guests.

Speaking at the occasion, the NSW Minister for Women congratulated Barbara Ward for her dedicated work for the Ku-ring-gai community.

"The [local woman of the year] award recognises the achievements of women, the leadership of women, to inspire other women, particularly younger women, to see that it can be done and if it can be done by someone, it can be done by them.

"It reminds us of the contribution of women that we take for granted, acknowledging the difference women can make in their community.

"Fundraising is not an easy task. There are extraordinary challenges in it. It is a very crowded market place. We have to recognise people who do that, like Barbara Ward, who see the challenges, know there are challenges and they don't back away. Her work is not only helping the community of Ku-ring-gai but also North Shore, and North West of Sydney."

AHCL CEO Phil Currie thanked Barbara for her tireless work and contribution to the San and the community at large.

"Mrs Barbara Ward is in her 6th year working tirelessly to raise funds to support the San, and Adventist HealthCare (AHCL), to achieve its outcomes - to provide our community with great Healthcare services. Last year the San Foundation raised over $10m, completing the fundraising towards the San Integrated Cancer Centre of $20m."

Speaking at the occasion, NSW Parliament Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens SC MP said that Barbara is an incredible super human I could speak of her many achievements and commitments to various charities from Lupus, Nutrition Australia NSW Division, to charities in Pakistan but Barbara Ward's great achievement has been to raise funds especially for San Integrated Cancer Centre.

"This is the legacy that Barbara will leave, for our community, for many many years into the future."

Read more at www.sanfoundation.org.au/current-news/2017/02/06/local-woman-year-2017