As a way of giving back to the community, both Dr Steve and Dr Scott will be participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Canberra this year.
As many of you may already know, Dr Steve has participated in the Sleepout several times. His first Sleepout was in 2013, when his daughter Hanna was still a baby. As well as being for a good cause, he naively thought the event would give him the opportunity to have a night of uninterrupted sleep away from a crying baby – boy was he in for a surprise!!
Dr Steve found the night to be a real eye-opener. Held in June, the nights are bitterly cold in Canberra, and with only 2 sheets of cardboard and a sleeping bag between himself and the cold hard ground, he found it almost impossible to sleep. This was just one night, and it leads us to imagine what some in our community have to endure every single night. It’s not a nice thought.
The CEO Sleepout aims to
help thousands of Australians enjoy the basic dignity of having a safe place to sleep
In 2018 Dr Steve was truly humbled by the astoundingly generous response from patients of Preventive Dentistry, colleagues, family and friends who donated $11,677 in just 10 days.
This year, Dr Steve has invited Dr Scott to join him at this event. It will be Dr Scott’s first time!
You can help Dr Steve and Dr Scott support their cause by making a donation. Watch this space for a link to make donations.