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A golf day hosted by Breakers Country Club on May 14 has raised more than $11,000 to help train doctors to better recognise the mental health impacts of perimenopause on women.

The event supported local charity the Debbie Gaunt Foundation, which works to¬† raise awareness and funds around this poorly understood aspect of women’s health.

The Foundation was created last year by Craig Gaunt, who lost his much-loved wife Debbie to suicide in 2019. This unexpected and devastating event which has since been partly attributed to the effects of perimenopause.

Craig and his adult children were on hand to play a round of golf and graciously accept a cheque from Breakers representatives. Club staff worked hard behind the scenes to make the event an outstanding success – a welcome chance for many to see friends and also contribute to a worthy cause.

Funds raised will be added to the initial funding goal of $24,500 to create an online perimenopause course for doctors which is currently be developed by Monash University in Melbourne.

Iris Foundation proudly supports this project, and joins Craig in thanking the Breakers team and all the attendees for a wonderful day.

Click here to find out more about the Debbie Gaunt Foundation and its aims, or join the discussion on Facebook.

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