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2019 BrainChild Ball – La Dolce Vita
Proudly Presented by True North Adventure Cruises

27th July 2019


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BENVENUTO!!
Welcome to our 4th annual BrainChild Ball – La Dolce Vita, being held in the Grand Ballroom at Crown Perth, from 6:00pm on Saturday 27th July 2019. Guests will indulge in the food, music and general ambience that so unmistakably comes from one of the most loved countries, cultures and peoples of the world.

La Dolce Vita – “The Sweet Life”….
In Italy this phrase is used colloquially when describing a life filled with pleasure and luxury. In our case, it conveys an aspiration, a wish, a mission. That is that all children can live a life full of simple pleasures and basic luxuries free of brain cancer.

Guests will enjoy a 3 course meal with wines, entertainment, a live & silent auction – and of course the return of our ever popular Champagne and Sports Bars.

WHERE THE FUNDS GO
We are proud that 100% of the funds raised from the ball goes directly to this cause. For the past three years the Ball has funded the BrainChild Fellowship, held by Dr Raelene Endersby, Co-Head of the Brain Tumour Research Program (BTRP) at Telethon Kids Institute. Funds raised over and above those required for the BrainChild Fellowship are contributed towards the BTRP teams conducting world-class childhood brain cancer research programs.

In 2019 we are aiming to raise at least $358,000 – with which the BrainChild Ball will have contributed $1,000,000 to childhood brain cancer research, significantly advancing discovery towards happy healthy children free of brain cancer.

TICKETS
$295 each and may be purchased individually or in tables of 10. Tickets may be be purchased via

 

STAR SPONSOR –
TRUE NORTH ADVENTURE CRUISES

This year our ball is brought to us by Star Sponsor True North Adventure Cruises, who are supporting by providing a premium auction prize of an Ocean Class Cabin on a Kimberley Snapshot cruise in 2020 aboard their luxury vessel, the TRUE NORTH, valued at over $31k.

“True North Adventure Cruises is in a fortunate position to support those assisting others in less fortunate situations. We are pleased to be partnering with The Pirate Ship Foundation for the Brainchild Ball for the second year in a row as we believe the values they possess are closely aligned with ours. The parents who spoke at last year’s Brainchild Ball, are some of the strongest people we have ever seen or met and the message was compelling. It was obvious to us that the support Brainchild was able to give made a difference to the lives of those they touch, and we are proud to once again support such a deserving and worthy foundation.”

We are delighted to be working with True North Adventure Cruises for this year’s ball, and know that the lucky bidder will truly have a once in a lifetime experience.

For more information on this incredible auction prize, please contact us and to read about other cruises on offer, please head to www.truenorth.com.au.

SUPPORTING THIS EVENT
A few sponsorships remain available. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or providing auction prizes, please contact vicki@pirateshipfoundation.com.au for further details of our packages.

THANK YOU
We are looking forward to welcoming you and your guests to the BrainChild Ball WA, for what promises to be a truly magical evening!

What is The BrainChild Ball ?

Each year The BrainChild Ball takes guests to an exotic location for a night of glamour, discovery, taste and adventure all in the name of fundraising and awareness.

The BrainChild Ball was founded by Victoria Fitzgerald following the diagnosis and treatment of her daughter Abigail (our 2016 BrainChild).

And every year we share the story of a child who has experienced brain cancer – our BrainChild. Their journeys highlight the struggle of life with childhood brain cancer and highlight the devastating effects this disease has on both the child and their family.

Every year, guests enjoy a three course dinner, fantastic entertainment, the chance to bid on some incredible live auction and silent auction items.  They also have an opportunity to win a Forevermark Diamond from Mazzucchelli’s at our Champagne Diamond Bar; or a luxury men’s sports watch at our Sports Bar presented by Mazzucchelli’s and Gage Roads.

The primary purpose of The BrainChild Ball is to raise funds for the BrainChild Fellowship, a position currently held by Dr Raelene Endersby, co-head of the Brain Tumour Research Program at the Telethon Kids Institute.

Past BrainChild Balls

2018 – Australis

Our Australis BrainChild Ball was as the name suggests a celebration of all things Australian. Over 450 guests honoured the memory of Sindi, who was diagnosed with brain cancer at two years of age and passed away at four years. 

Sindi’s Fund was established on this night raising a massive $111,000 to kick start research into this program. 

Guests enjoyed a themed menu and true blue Aussie performances by the Australian Girls School Choir and local band Violette River helped us dance the night away. The 2019 BrainChild Ball raised a total of $292,000.

2017 – Issho Ni

The Japanese phrase for “together” encapsulated the spirit of the 2017 BrainChild Ball as guests came together to raise an incredible $210,000.

2016 – La Gourmet Soiree

Our Inaugural event, La Gourmet Soiree, celebrated the best of all things France, in particular the menu designed by Chef Guillaume Brahimi. Raising over $120,000 it certainly was a night to remember.