Canberra 06 Bollywood Launch

The spectacular 2006 Canberra Cancerians Gala Ball, hosted by Bollywood impresario “Indian Love”, featured a Bollywood Dance Show, dance music and a sumptuous menu of gourmet Indian delicacies prepared by Hyatt Hotel Canberra chefs.

Parliament House was dazzling with more than 600 generous guests raising more than $250,000 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. ACRF Chief Executive, David Brettell, presented a cheque for $1.13 million to Professor Frances Shannon of ANU’s John Curtin School of Medical Research.

Auction items to die for brought spirited bidding from guests and included a rare white and gold South Sea pearl necklace from Creation Jewellers, Manuka, a 12-day Indian adventure tour flying Qantas and staying in superb Hyatt Hotels and Resorts iin Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata and a painting by one of Australia’s foremost Aboriginal artists, Barbara Weir. The sought-after raffle prize was a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet donated by Lennock.

The Cocktail Party

The Cancerians Canberra Committee has raised more than $1 million hosting Canberra’s must-attend annual Black & White Ball. The hardworking committee launched the 2006 “Welcome to Bollywood” Gala Ball at a glittering cocktail party at Canberra’s magnificent Hyatt Hotel. A fashion parade of spectacular, exotic Indian fashions, a Grange Hermitage lucky dip, cocktails and sumptuous Indian delicacies, courtesy of Committee member and supporter, the Hyatt’s Karl Diefenbach, made the evening a brilliant success.

Cancerians Committee President, Eric Koundouris welcomed guests and brave lung cancer fighter and committee member, Jill Sunderland spoke about the importance of research funding in providing access to the newest treatments to fight this most devastating disease. The Bollywood Gala Fundraising Ball is at Parliament House, Canberra on Saturday August 26.

Thank you to principal sponsor MacDonalds, Gold Sponsors: ActewAGL, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Lennock, Michalis Holdings and NAB.

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