Photos: BRIGHT Walk Launch - Showcase SA

Photos: BRIGHT Walk Launch

At our BRIGHT Walk Launch, attendees heard from Professor Maria Makrides, SA Scientist of the Year, who explained her work on the impact of nutrition for mums-to-be, on breast milk for babies, and the work being done to discover why so many children develop allergies to things like peanuts.

Andrew Shoubridge, whose research is being accelerated by funds from last year’s walk, revealed why he’s studying the mechanism connecting gut microbiome and the brain, which could prove to play a significant role in preventing the onset of dementia.

We were also joined by one of Australia’s best-known culinary icons, Maggie Beer, who explained how the food we eat can impact brain health and general wellbeing in old age. The menu was especially crafted to boost your health, too. Thanks to Maggie’s innate knowledge of what good food can do for everyone’s emotional wellbeing.

It’ll help you get fit to join SAHMRI’s BRIGHT Walk 2023 – we’re inviting you to join thousands of fellow South Australians walking for research to cure disease and save lives. The BRIGHT Walk for a brighter future is an epic illuminated one-night experience that will challenge you to walk 15km at night in the middle of winter.

Together we’ll show families living with life-threatening conditions that even in your darkest hour, you’re not alone. And we’ll raise $1 million to prove it.

Join the BRIGHT Walk here: