For the Love of Science

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
Flinders Hotel
Satellite Island Tasmania
Levantine Hill
ctm (Corporate Travel Management)
Vranken Pommery Australia
Jane & Stephen Hains
Sofitel Hotels & Resorts
Maha Restaurant
Marion Wine Bar
The Press Club
Yabby Lake Vineyard
The Australian Ballet
Little Twig Flowers
Schwartz Media
Le Labo 
Peter Bouchier
GRV printers
Avenue Bookstore