The life of prominent Newcastle journalist and Pink Meets Teal founder Jill Emberson will be celebrated in a special memorial service next week.
The service for the 2019 Newcastle Citizen Of The Year will be held at Newcastle City Hall on Thursday 23 January from 10am.
Jill lost her long battle with ovarian cancer in December last year.
As the founder of the Pink Meets Teal foundation, Jill was a staunch campaigner for ovarian cancer research and awareness, playing a pivotal role in the Federal Government’s $20 million research funding announcement in 2019.
Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said that the impact that Jill had was immense.
“Jill touched the lives of countless people in our community as a family member, friend, through her work as a journalist and as a tenacious campaigner or ovarian cancer research,” she said.
“Jill was an exemplary Citizen of the Year for Newcastle. She was incredibly generous with her time, despite knowing her cancer was terminal.”
“I was in awe of her willingness to work with the city and her determination to make a difference, every moment she could.”
At Jill’s request, memorial donations can be made to the Hunter Medical Research Institute:
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