Famous faces walk the cancer research red carpet- 2010
The Canberra Cancerians announced the 2010 Gala Ball theme at their annual mid-May cocktail party at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra. The theme was declared ‘Famous Couples’, and so the buzz began. For one very special night, guests channelled Adam & Eve, Brad & Angelina, and Superman & Lois Lane, amongst many others. The Famous Couples Gala Ball was a huge success with $300,000 donated to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. The event was held in the Great Hall, Parliament House and funds were raised through ticket sales together with a silent auction that was held on the night.
Some Enchanted Evening – 2009
James Service, President of the Canberra Cancerians Committee proudly unveiled the new theme for their 2009 Gala Ball, “South Pacific”, at a private cocktail party in May hosted generously by Karl-Werner Diefenbach at the magnificent Hyatt Hotel Canberra. The Gala Ball once again, was an outstanding event, with an amazing ‘tropical chic’ ambience. The sold-out event was held at Parliament House on Saturday, the 22nd of August. Read more here.
All Aboard the Orient Express - 2008
Once more the Canberra Cancerians annual Gala Ball, with its amazingly glamorous Orient Express theme, topped last year’s record, raising in excess of $450,000. The committee – the ACRF’s largest fundraisers – backed up the event just two months later, with an outstanding day of golf at Royal Canberra. Thank you to the Canberra Cancerians and new president, James Service, whose family has been involved since the very beginning of the Canberra Cancerians.
Hooray for Hollywood – 2007
Bollywood (seen below) was a big act to follow but the lavish Black & White Ball at Parliament House in 2007 was Canberra’s event of 2007 and set yet another fundraising record for cancer research. With new sponsor on board, The Home Loan Centre, the brilliant and creatively talented Canberra Cancerians produced one of the best events ever benefiting ACRF. Thank you Canberra for your wonderful support.
Once again the 2007 Canberra Cancerians Committee produced a spectacular event at Parliament House raising more than $400,000 for cancer research. For more information contact us on 1300 884 988.
Vale Jill Sunderland
Sadly Jill Sunderland lost her long and brave battle with lung cancer on May 15, 2007. Jill was a wonderful person, and an inspiration, who throughout her illness, worked tirelessly to raise money for cancer research with the Canberra Cancerians Committee.
Jill, who leaves behind her husband Ken, six children and a new granddaughter, will be sadly missed by the many, many people who were fortunate enough to meet her and work with her during a very generous and giving life.
Canberra welcomes Bollywood – 2006
The Great Hall at Parliament House glittered with spectacular saris, bejewelled turbans, rich silks, glamourous jewels and the vibrant colours of India at the 2006 Black & White Raj Ball staged by the Canberra Cancerians in aid of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. Read full story.