Free webinar

Living a full life while planning for death.

Wednesday 29 July 2020 from 6 - 7 pm (AEST).


A Go Gentle Australia Dying to Know Day webinar. 

Dying To Know Day (August 8th) is an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement. D2KDay was launched in 2013 by The GroundSwell Project and has seen over 700 events and has sparked thousands of conversations about death, dying and bereavement. Events take place in the weeks leading up to 8 August. 

Is it possible to receive a terminal diagnosis and live the remainder of your life to the full – while also making plans for your death? Go Gentle Australia CEO Kiki Paul facilitates a conversation between three Australians about what it means to live with a terminal illness and why having a choice at the end of life is so important.


Answering your questions are:


Tanya Battel has been living with breast cancer for over 22 years and was diagnosed with terminal Stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2016. She is a very vocal supporter of Voluntary Assisted Dying and runs the Facebook page VALE - Voluntary Assisted Life Ending.

Read her story here.


Janet Cohen was diagnosed with lung cancer some 6 years ago. It came as a huge shock as she lived a healthy lifestyle. She wants an empowered, meaningful death on her own terms and to live her life with purpose and conviction.

Read her story here.


Julian Henwood was diagnosed with terminal gastroesophageal cancer in 2019. Although he has had to retire prematurely, he maintains an active interest in medicines having trained as a pharmacologist. He is passionate about evidence based medicine, gastronomy, wines, nature, and of course good company.


Go Gentle Australia CEO Kiki Paul, who has been involved with Go Gentle since 2016.


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