We are ecstatic to report that our own Federal Member of Parliament (MP), Honourable (Hon) Maria Vamvakinou of Calwell, has become the latest member of the Australian Sickle Cell Advocacy Inc (ASCA) family.
Hon Maria Vamvakinou will join ASCA as an ambassador to help advocate and bring greater awareness to the objective of improving the lives of those affected by sickle cell disease (SCD) in Australia.
Hon Vamvakinou MP is the first Greek-born woman to be elected to the Parliament of Australia. Born on the island of Lefkada Greece in 1959, she migrated to Australia with her family in 1963 as part of the Arthur Calwell Assisted migration policy.
For the full update see our media release here:
See Hon Maria’s full letter to acknowledge this position here
We would like to we Hon Vamvakinou for accepting our invitation to advocate for our cause.