HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will assist the ACRF to raise funds for cancer research when she and husband HRH Crown Prince Frederik touch down for their first official visit to Australia this week.
The royal couple will be the guests of honour at the ACRF black-tie affair at historic Boomerang, the magnificent Sydney home of Juliana Schaeffer. Dubbed the ‘most intimate event on their official schedule’ the function will play host to just 100 couples who will meet and mingle with the young royals throughout the evening.
Crown Princess Mary’s attendance at the event was instigated by Tom Dery, the current Foundation Chairman. Mr Dery contacted the princess just after her May 2004 wedding and was overwhelmed by her support. “Mary was always very generous and keen to help and we’re obviously very grateful for her support now,” said Dery, who first employed Crown Princess Mary in 1994, as a graduate trainee at Melbourne ad agency DDB Needham.
Money raised will be distributed to Australia’s leading scientists who are searching for a cure for the disease. Tickets to the event are $3000/couple. F