After more than 25 years of staging Fight Cancer Foundation’s Red Ball Melbourne, Adelaide was selected as the new home for our trademark night of fun to support South Australian children and young people living with cancer.
Red Ball Adelaide raises funds for Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support program, Back on Track, which launched at The Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide in early 2016. Back on Track ensures children and young people receiving treatment for cancer remain engaged with their education.
Red Ball Adelaide is a special night of glamour, fine food and fantastic live entertainment. On the night opportunities to support Fight Cancer Foundation include big-ticket raffle items and exciting live auctions.
Each year, we work hard to ensure the event is bigger and better than the last and we look forward to welcoming you to Red Ball Adelaide 2019.
About Fight Cancer Foundation
Fight Cancer Foundation is a national charity dedicated to providing care, treatment and support for cancer patients and their families and funding vital research into cancer treatment and cures.
Founded in 1989 as the Bone Marrow Donor Institute to establish Australia’s first bone marrow donor registry and find a cure for leukaemia, the organisation’s broader scope now provides support services for patients with blood and other cancers.
Our support services include education support to young learners undergoing cancer treatment in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria and affordable accommodation for rural and interstate patients accessing major treating hospitals in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.
All funds raised at Red Ball Adelaide support South Australian children and young people living with cancer.
Jazmyn was 8 when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Her treatment was tough. 10 rounds of chemo, surgery to remove her tumour, 2 stem cell transplants, radiation and 6 rounds of immunotherapy. All before her 9th birthday.
While Jazmyn was receiving treatment at The Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, she took part in our education support program, Back on Track, accessing one-on-one bedside lessons with a teacher.
"Through all this, only a couple of things have kept Jaz going. Her teacher Julia is one of them. Without her, Jaz would be very, very behind in school,” explains Jaz’s mum, Chantelle.
Funds raised at Red Ball Adelaide directly help children with cancer, like Jaz to stay engaged with their education while receiving and recovering from cancer treatment.
Join us for a night of glitz, glamour and thrilling entertainment to support people living with cancer and their families.
2018 - Guests enjoyed a glamorous night out at the third Annual Red Ball Adelaide
2018 - Guests embraced the glamour of the Gatsby era at the third annual Red Ball Adelaide.
2018 - Special guest David Hobson wowed guests with an intimate performance.
2018 - Television veteran Graeme Goodings hosted the third annual Red Ball Adelaide
2017 - Once again Adelaide painted the town red for Red Ball Adelaide! Channel 7's Tim Noonan hosted the evening, which included performances from Sidonnie Henbest, Leah Nanos, DJ Sarez, The Talent Company and the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
2017 - The Talent Company started the night off with a bang!
2017 - The incredibly talented Leea Nanos wowed our guests with a powerful performance
2017 - DJ Sarez got the dance floor going!
2019 - The very first Red Ball Adelaide was hosted by channel 7's Tim Noonan and featured incredible performances from Harrison Craig, Sidonie Henbest, Aurora Strings, Entertainment Adelaide, The Talent Company, The Brass Band Ensemble from Marion City Band Inc. and City of Onkaparinga Pipe Band Inc.
2017 - Chart-topping sensation Harrison Craig headlined the inaugural Red Ball Adelaide
2016 - (L-R) Carmine Finelli, Kate Anderson, Lauren Finelli and Jaimie Sortino hit the red carpet.