The 14th of June 2014 saw the second Many Faces of Cancer al Charity Dinner at the Hilton in Adelaide. What a great night it was beating our first year with over 310 people in attendance raising in excess of $39,000 for Cancer Council SA.
Angie Nguyen and Henri Nguyen & the MFOC Committee look forward to presenting a cheque to Troy Flower (General Manager Business Development, Cancer Council SA)
in the coming days
A summary of the Many Faces of Cancer Charity Dinner 2014 by Angie Nguyen
I thought the first dinner in 2012 was an amazing night but our second blew the first right out of the water and brought me to tears.
A smashing success raising over $39,000 and still counting to help support the ongoing work of the Cancer Council SA
We were pleased to have our MC and son of Adelaide Mr George Kapiniaris, back for a second year, our guests were in stitches, and we provided George with a couple of his local Melbourne friends this year to make him feel really at home.
The lovely Bec and George from the Block Sky High joined us to share their story and mission to beat cancer.
The popular couple were so generous with their time during the planning of this year’s event and supportive of anything we asked of them, putting George on the spot in this year’s STAR for a day auction prize, what a great job he did taking over the night, watch out George Kpainiaris your could have some serious competition!
Bec shared her personal story with us all, not that she had not already done so having to deal with the loss of her beloved mum Rosa on the Block, she is just a daughter missing her mum and remembering her in a positive way, fighting Cancer and supporting charities like ours in our common goal, we thank Bec.
The Hilton ballroom was once again full of life and looking amazing with the help of HaycomAV and our friends at Tony & Marks with the flowers.
From the moment you came up the stairs our guests were treated to wine from the wonderful Lane Winery and during the night enjoyed wine by Craneford Winery, there was laughter and chatter by all, although shortly interrupted by the superb MFOC video of which was made for us by HughesPR, Lyndall Redman you did a wonderful job of putting on screen what the MFOC is all about.
Troy Flower of the Cancer Council joined us this year to let you know just where the money raised goes, and we thank Troy for being open and frank about the fight that is ahead but also how far we have come.
Then it was time to start the live auctions and no one could imagine the response we had. Sharon Gray, Brett Pilgrim and Sally Bellamy what a trio!
Who could of seen it coming, our lunch with Matt Preston and Duncan Welgemoed raising over $8000, I can honestly say that hearing this brought me to tears and I’m still welling as I write this today. Duncan was just a gem, a true gentleman, I rang and left a message for him to see if he would help out and without hesitation he said yes and has been overwhelmingly supportive ever since. If you have the chance please repay Ducnan for his generosity, and do yourselves a favour by having a meal at Bistro Dom.
We thank our auctioneers for their passionate work and you the generous supporters and guest of the MFOC in enabling us to raise much needed funds for Cancer Council SA.
The New Romantics got the room jumping, a good time always had by all when the boys are in attendance.
Once again I enjoyed meeting you all, some old faces and a lot of new, we are humbled.
I and the team thankyou from the bottom of our hearts for attending the evening and sharing our passion and for being part of something we know will continue to grow with the years to come together we can make a difference in the lives of people who are undergoing their own battle with Cancer and to support the families & friends of these people, we can not forget them.
Cancer comes in so many different forms, and affects so many different people, watch our website and our Facebook page for details of events the MFOC will be holding in the future and we hope to see you all soon.
Many Faces of Cancer Charity Dinner 2014 booklet (PDF 634Kb)