Foundation 49 Tony Hitchin Memorial Wine Auction
Many wine lovers would remember Tony Hitchin, a much loved wine writer who died too young from cancer.
Tony’s career in journalism spanned 45 years. His widow, Jenny Hitchin, remembers how Tony’s appreciation of wine began during regular escapades through South Australian vineyards. A two-year stint in Paris and a dogged desire to learn as much as he could, led to a life devoted to fine wine and dining, culminating in his editorship of Epicurean magazine.
When he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 1988, Tony decided to call on men to take better care of their health. Annual health checks seemed like a good start to pick-up or prevent illnesses that so commonly creep up on men.
The Tony Hitchin Foundation was born after Tony’s death, and grew to become Foundation 49, working to improve the health and wellbeing of 49% of the population – men! Foundation 49 is a men’s health organisation, with a vision to reduce the number of men dying from preventable diseases by raising health awareness and encouraging men to have regular health checks.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics report that each hour in Australia, more than five men die from conditions that are preventable. Men live shorter lives than women, suffering high levels of cancer, accidental death, suicide, obesity, alcoholism and smoking-related diseases, according to Associate Professor Gary Richardson, chairman of Foundation 49.
Thank you for supporting Foundation 49, while enjoying a delicious drop!
All proceeds from the sale of lots 4476 - 4611 which have been kindly gifted by the wine industry will be donated to Foundation 49. Langton's will donate all commissions including Buyer's Premium.
To bid on Charity lots please go to Auction Tab and click on FOUNDATION 49 graphic.