Preparations are already underway for Red Ball 2013. Everything is hush hush at the moment.
In the meantime read about Red Ball 2012 which proved to be Melbourne’s most outstanding charity event of the year!!!
Red Ball 2012 – an outstanding success!
The 20th Anniversary Red Ball was spectacular and a huge success. The Palladium at Crown was transformed into a glittering Broadway Theatre, with velvet draped VIP room and Red Carpet arrivals.
MC, Chanel 9’s Karl Stefanovic was the perfect host and welcomed the 1200 guests and introduced the Fight Cancer Foundation’s Patrons, Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman.
A gospel choir of 70 voices singing Aretha Franklin hits started the evening’s entertainment. An exclusive live auction followed and bidding was fierce. To everyone’s surprise and delight, guest, Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum auctioned off several of his famous hats to be signed by his celebrity friends.
The highlight of the evening was a spellbinding hour long performance by the worlds greatest song and dance man, Hugh Jackman, reprising his smash hit show, “Hugh Jackman – Back on Broadway”, directed by Broadway legend Patrick Vaccariello and complete with 21 piece orchestra, including Paul Boon masterfully playing the didgeridoo.
The River Room was also transformed for the “After Party”, into a Red night club and was the place to be dancing to the sounds of Matt Hetherington’s band, with a guest performance by Alyce Platt.
An event of this magnitude could not be a success without the support of many talented and generous people. So thank you to the many donors to the Raffle, Pledge, Auction and Silent Auction. Thank you to our incredible volunteers who worked tirelessly. Thank you to the Red Ball Committee for the months of preparation. Thank you to Karl Stefanovic, Deborra-lee Furness, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Vaccariello, Paul Boon, John Rombotis, Matt Hetherington who all performed so brilliantly.
Also to be acknowledged is the highly talented team at Trumpet Events who once again staged an incredible event, creating an extraordinary “one of a kind” experience for our guests, you truly outdid yourself this year – thank you.
And finally thank you to our major sponsors: Foxtel, Paspaley, 7 Network, The Hour Glass, Carlei Wines, Crown, LOJAC, Mi-tec Medical Publishing, Fox Family, Staging Connections and Style by Nature.
All funds raised enable the Foundation to continue our work to support cancer patients and their families through our programs.
Preparations for Red Ball 2013 are already underway.
If you would like to be included in the Red Ball invitation list for Red Ball 2013, please contact 03 9342 7888.