One of the most prestigious events on the Canberra social calendar, the Canberra Cancerians Gala Dinner, has dazzled guests with its most glamorous offering to date.
Renowned as one of the most successful fundraising groups for cancer research in Australia, the Canberra Cancerians are an incredible group of volunteers who have raised more than $3.2 million for the ACRF.
They launched their first ball in 1987 and, very quickly, the event blossomed into one of the most sought-after events on Canberra’s social calendar.
This year’s function was an elegant red carpet affair, with a black and white theme. The committee took a different approach, compared with previous years, limiting ticket numbers and raising the stakes. And the event certainly did not disappoint.
Guests were treated to a magnificent Epicurean Dinner of fine wine and a flawless menu by Hyatt chef Nitin Kumar. The entertainment was top-class with Cold Chisel’s Ian Moss, Opera singer Danielle Everett, and band The Groove Academy taking the stage throughout the evening.
Fundraising for the night included a silent auction of two high price items including a beautiful, signature pearl necklace by jewellers, Creations, and a trip to New Zealand and the exotic Middle East.
ACRF Trustee, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston AC AFC (Ret’d), was delighted to attend on our behalf, speaking about the incredible impact the Canberra Cancerians have had on the lives of cancer patients and their families.
We continue to be inspired and humbled by their dedication.
To President, Mr James Service, and his wonderful committee: Mrs Gail Potts (Vice President), Ms Andrea Kopatsy (Vice President), Mr Michael Sinclair (Treasurer), Mrs Andrea Andrew, Mr Geoff Andrew , Mrs Darelle Carmody, Ms Caroline Farnan, Mr Ron Forrester, Ms Suzanne Hartley, Mrs Maria Hawke, Mr Eugene Kalenjuk, Mr Tony Muckle, Mr Michael Phelps, Mr Mikael Svensson, Mr Todd Wills – we thank you all very much.
A special mention must also go to Principal Sponsor Colliers International.