Posted: 21st February 2019
Last week’s inaugural 'For the Love of Science' fundraising dinner was a great success, with more than $130,000 being raised on the evening to support our ‘Rising Star’ research program.
Thanks to our wonderful guests for their support and interest in the Institute, and for sharing our vision to prevent, or more effectively treat, common diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, type 1 and type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.
Our event partners Peter Rowland, sponsors and supporters, all helped make the evening a wonderful night to remember, as did the incredible Kate Ceberano, MC Jim Wilson, Auctioneer Phil de Fégely, Guest Performer Michael Cormick and The Dan Hamill Band.
Many thanks to the For the Love of Science Committee – Karen Inge, Caroline Daniell and Kallie Blauhorn – for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm.
And last but not least, congratulations to the lucky winners of our raffle prizes on the evening; we are sure they will enjoy their great prizes!
Raffle Item Winner’s Name
Telstra Package Maria Ryan
Crown Gift Card Deb Middleton
Flinders Hotel Package Rick Jansz
Marion Dinner Voucher Atida Napthali
Yabby Lake Wines Charlie Happell
Aesop Hamper Sam Tarascio
Meatsmith Voucher Rob Kirby
Le Labo Hamper Michael Tuckfield
Peter Bouchier Voucher Chloe Fitzwilliams Hyde
Avenue Bookstore Voucher Angela Smith
For the Love of Science sponsors and supporters
The Melbourne Gin Company
Satellite Island Tasmania
ctm (Corporate Travel Management)
Vranken Pommery Australia
Jane & Stephen Hains
Sofitel Hotels & Resorts
Marion Wine Bar
The Press Club
Yabby Lake Vineyard
The Australian Ballet
Little Twig Flowers