Every year World No Tobacco Day, aims to raise awareness of the devastating toll of tobacco through smoking-related death and disease.
Over the last 5 yrs Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-Operative Limited or (DDACL) have run a Family Colour Run day at Gunns Reserve, Hallam, where community gather recognising the dangers of Tobacco smoking. 3KND were there broadcasting live to air about the dangers of smoking and how it affects the whole family.
Aunty Pat did welcome you country and the people gathered. The Boon Wurrung and WoiWurrung people are the Traditional Custodians of the land where the Dandenong and District Aboriginal Co-operative is located.
The Boon Wurrung people are one of five Aboriginal tribes and make up the Kulin nation; an alliance and collective territory which extends around Port Phillip, Western Port, up into the Great Dividing Range and the Loddon and Goulburn River valleys.
Specifically, the Ngaruk-Willam language is spoken on the lands where Dandenong is located. The Bunjil is the Creator spirit of the Kulin nation people.
Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-Operative Limited or (DDACL) is a community controlled organization that is governed by a community elected Aboriginal Board of Directors.
The programs provided by DDACL are holistic and culturally appropriate. These programs include general health/medical services; drug and alcohol, counselling, maternal health, Best Start program, Boys on the Bounce Program, home and community care ,family services, emergency relief program, youth group and early years services.