Hailed as a signature charity event, the iconic Red Ball has amazed guests with outstanding larger-than-life experiences, raising funds for Fight Cancer Foundation’s vital initiatives and programs since 1992.
The successful sell-out events see guests enjoy sumptuous food and wines and marvel at some amazing big-ticket raffle and auction items including holidays, spectacular artworks and special paraphernalia from Fight Cancer Foundation Patron, Hugh Jackman.
With an impressive list of popular celebrity supporters, patrons and attendees, the star-studded Red Ball is always a hit with the philanthropic elite.
Over the years, Red Ball has raised millions of dollars for Fight Cancer Foundation’s lifesaving programs and has hosted some out-of-this-world lavish and spectacular events, from ice-cream trucks to huge orchestras to Hugh Jackman’s Back on Broadway spectacular and a full scale circus. Red Ball is the ‘must attend’ gala of the year.
Fight Cancer Foundation
Fight Cancer Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to providing care, treatment and support for cancer patients and their families and funding research into better treatment methods and ultimately, a cure The Foundation relies on the support of the community, supporters, donors, volunteers, government, philanthropic organisations, corporate partners and all Australians to continue its life-saving work.
Founded in 1989 as the Bone Marrow Donor Institute by a group of families who had experienced first-hand the devastation of leukaemia, with the aim of establishing a bone marrow donor registry and finding a cure for leukaemia, Fight Cancer Foundation has broadened its scope to include a wide range of support programs, which include:
> Increasing awareness of the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
> Continuing to encourage pregnant women to donate their umbilical cord blood to the BMDI Cord Blood Bank which provides rich stem cells for the treatment of leukaemia in children and adults.
> Providing funding for research into better treatment methods, early detection tests and prevention.
> Providing support groups for patients, families and carers.
> Providing accommodation for patients and their families from rural, interstate and overseas, during long-term treatment and recovery.
> Helping children fighting cancer get back on track after treatment by providing educational, physical and emotional rehabilitation and support programs.
The focus of our work is projects that are particularly related to cancer, leukaemia and other diseases of the blood.