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Business leaders have today marked International Day of People with a Disability by putting their best foot forward to help tackle the chronic health and social issues affecting people with a disability at Endeavour Foundation’s inaugural CEO Walk and Talk.
Endeavour Foundation CEO David Barbagallo, Queensland Disabilities Minister Tracy Davis and 30 business executives have joined people with a disability for a short stroll through South Bank, raising funds and awareness for Endeavour Foundation’s Walk & Talk program.
Mr Barbagallo said the program helped address the high rates of disease among people with a disability while improving opportunities for social inclusion.
"There is no better day than International Day of People with a Disability to highlight the chronic health and social issues affecting people with a disability," Mr Barbagallo said.
"People with intellectual disability experience poorer physical and mental health and higher risk and rates of chronic disease than the general population.
"That’s why we, the community need to get behind effective ideas like our Walk & Talk program, a simple yet brilliant initiative that gets people from all walks of life working together, to ensure that people with a disability are actively involved in their community."
Mr Barbagallo thanked the businessmen and women, who stepped out of the office to help raise greater community awareness of this simple way to ensure people with a disability can get active in their community at least once a week.
"Our CEO Walk & Talk event is not only about raising funds, it’s so more people can be a part of the Walk & Talk program," he said.
"One participating CEO and Managing Director, Peter Watson, from Sedgman, has gone one step further by inviting his employees to volunteer as a regular part of our Walk & Talk program."
"I challenge other CEOs to consider making the Walk and Talk program part of their company culture and a make a real difference to someone's life."
The interactive Walk and Talk program pairs community volunteers – known as Walking Buddies – with people with a disability for at least half an hour of walking and conversation each week.
To find out more about the Walk & Talk program, or register your interest in being a Walking Buddy, contact Endeavour Foundation on (07) 3908 7253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Endeavour Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation supporting people with a disability in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. This includes accommodation, education, training, vocational and lifestyle opportunities. Find out more at endeavour.com.au.
Kirrily Boulton, National Media and Communications Manager
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