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I’ll never stop: Susan Alberti tells VHA conference
Posted 05 October 2017
Susan Alberti would be forgiven for taking it a bit easier – after pioneering women’s AFL, running a big construction company, beating numerous personal health challenges and raising millions for medical research.
But not a day goes by where she doesn’t remember the most overwhelming motivation that drives her … making sure her daughter Danielle did not die in vain.
“I think of Danielle and the promise I gave her every single day,” Ms Alberti told the 2017 VHA Conference Humanity in health. “And I will never stop.”
Ms Alberti’s ony child died of issues related to Type 1 diabetes, an auto immune disease, in 1980.
“I will never give up the fight for a cure.”
She is equally passionate about counteracting Type 2 diabetes, which has a strong link to poor diet and obesity.
“You can get a can of Coke delivered to the Northern Territory within 24 hours, yet it takes a week to get fresh fruit and veggies up there. It has to change.”
Her personal and health challenges – which have included dealing with cancer and heart disease, the death of her first husband and the rape and murder of her closest childhood close – have given her a first-hand view of Victoria’s health system.
“I cannot stress enough, we need more humanity for the patients and the family at their time of need.”
Some of her credits include: Chair of the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation, Retired Chair of the St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research Foundation, Director of the Western Health Foundation, Chair of the DANII Foundation, Chair of the Victoria University Foundation, Retired Vice President of the AFL Western Bulldogs Football Club.
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