After more than 20 years staging Fight Cancer Foundation’s successful 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.
The inaugural Red Ball Adelaide was held at the Adelaide Town Hall on Saturday 21 May 2016. 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 and helps children and young people receiving treatment for cancer at the hospital remain engaged with their education.
Back on Track is delivered in partnership with the Department for Education and Child Development Hospital School at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, supported by TeamKids – Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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 affordable accommodation for rural and interstate patients accessing major treating hospitals in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria, and education support to young learners undergoing cancer treatment in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.
History of 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 Sidonie Henbest, Leea Nanos Music, 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 her powerful performance.
2017 - DJ Sarez from Sifa Events got our guests out on to the dance floor!
2016 - 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.
2016 - Chart-topping sensation Harrison Craig headlining the inaugural Red Ball Adelaide
2016 - (L-R) Carmine Finelli, Kate Anderson, Lauren Finelli and Jaimie Sortino hit the red carpet!