Brave burns survivor Turia Pitt is 40 weeks pregnant and eager to meet her baby.
"#40weeks today," she captioned the above snap on Instragram. "C’mon mate, #wherethebloodyhellareya?!"
In a bump shot taken earlier today (below), she wrote: "Who needs a basketball with a bump like this #amirightladies?"
She recently told news.com.au: “I’m not nervous, I’m ready for it. I’m really excited about giving birth. I’ve had a lot of pain through my experiences, and it’s pain which doesn’t have a meaning for it.
“But the day of the birth, yes it will be hard and intense but at the end of the day I’ll get a baby from the pain — and how cool is that.”
Pitt to share her journey with WID
Women in drinks is thrilled to have the amazing Pitt as its headline speaker for International Women’s Day in March 2018, just months after she gives birth.
Pitt will share her intensely personal story of thriving in the face of extreme adversity. A mining engineer and ultra-marathon runner, Turia suffered life-threatening burns during in an event in 2011.
She’s gone on to compete in ironman events and raise more than $1million for her NGO.
"Surviving against overwhelming odds, I’ve rebuilt my life and defied every expectation placed on me," she said. "I’m living proof that, with the right mindset, we truly can achieve anything."
Lunch will be followed by an honest and lively discussion asking 'Is Trying Good Enough?' led by Australian industry experts, who will debate the pitfalls and pointers in the quest for gender diversity.
Don’t miss out on one of the year’s most talked about events for the drinks industry and a chance to hear about Pitt's inspiring path to motherhood.
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 11.30am – 4pm (includes canapés on arrival and a two-course lunch)
Where: Grand Ballroom, Luna Park Sydney
Tickets: $270 each or $3120 for a table of 12
For our guests to continue networking, The Deck Bar will open after the official event concludes at 4pm (cash bar).
Women in drinks' charity partner is ANZGOG, the national peak organisation for gynaecological cancer clinical trials in Australia and New Zealand. $15 from each ticket price will be donated to ANZGOG to support ongoing research.
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