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Media Release: National day of action challenges the taboo of death

Dying To Know Day Aug 8th invites all Australians to take action toward breaking the taboo of death & develop their death literacy. There are over 100 events & personal actions scheduled in 2014. Word version here: http://bit.ly/1ow8pbB

GroundSwell Project

on 20 April 2016

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Transcript of Media Release: National day of action challenges the taboo of death

What we know:

“75% of the community have not had end-of-life discussions with their loved ones, 45% die without a Will and less than 10% die with an Advance Care plan” - Kerrie Noonan the cofounder of the day.

"Opening up conversations and sharing information demystifies death and the dying process. On August 8th if you can’t get to an event we are inviting everyone to take personal action such as rewriting/writing your will and researching end of life care"

"Whatever our age or stage of life, a bit of planning and research can go a long way toward demystifying death and the dying process."

Dying To Know Day asks everyone to:

develop their death literacy
make end of life plans such as a Will and Advance Care Plan
share these wishes with your family and loved ones
get informed about end of life and death care options such as dying at home, home and community led funerals and natural burial
be better equipped to support family and friends experiencing death, dying and bereavement.
Media Release:
National day of action challenges the taboo of death.

National Ambassador
Molly Carlile AM

"Dying to Know Day is
about getting together with
people we care about,
sharing our hopes and fears
and growing our understanding
of death in order to live more fully.
Let's not wait until it's too late
to have meaningful conversations.
D2K Day is our golden ticket to talking about death"
The GroundSwell Project is an organisation that exists to change the response to death from avoidance to deep engagement and social action.

Go to www.dyingtoknowday.org for more details

If you are a journalist seeking comment from our Ambassadors, event holders or more information on Dying To Know Day please contact
Kerrie Noonan 0439040499.
Want the paper version of this media release?
Here you go: http://bit.ly/1rV0wwu
D2KDay Launch 2013
3 online events registered so far
: Rozelle, Erina, Gosford, Charlestown, Umina, Toronto, East Gosford, Port Macquarie, Woy Woy, Narooma, Tyagarah, Dungog, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Cobargo, Gerringong, Morisset, Mittagong, Belmore
: Clare Holland House Canberra, Lyneham
: Carnegie, Daylesford, Mordiallioc, Woodend, Kyneton, Fairfield, Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre Heidelberg, Portland, Melbourne, Richmond, Sandringham, Horsham
: Mt Gravatt
: Gawler, Barossa Valley
: Hobart, Ulverstone (x2), Devonport Gardens,
: Applecross, Mt Hawthorn, Mundaring
Rest of the World
: Summertown, Oxford, UK; Senegal, West Africa.

There are over
100 events
and actions registered across Australia.
See here: http://www.thegroundswellproject.com/find-an-event/
Dying To Know Day is supported by the
State Trustees Australia Foundation,
as administered by State Trustees
Want to talk
to our
is an initiative of
The GroundSwell Project
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