May 10, 2017
On Saturday 1st April 2017, the Kiss goodbye to MS campaign held their inaugural charity ball at the Plaza Ballroom Melbourne, raising a remarkable $500,000 to support the groundbreaking work of MS Research Australia, and expand awareness in the community.
MS Research Australia aims to accelerate vital multiple sclerosis research toward the cause, prevention, better treatment and cure for the debilitating disease.
Multiple Sclerosis is a condition of the central nervous system which interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, as well as in the spine and optic nerves 1.
The black tie themed event hosted 500 guests who were treated to a 3-course meal, canapés, dancing, live auctions and high calibre performances from entertainers, celebrity hosts and guest speakers.
Those unable to attend the sold out event were invited to participate in an online auction and raffle prize draw which included such things as overseas getaways and Elucent Skincare Hampers.
The generous contributions of those who either sponsored, donated or attended the evening,made it the single most successful fundraising event in the organisation’s history.
Congratulations to the committee members for their hard work and dedication toward the goal of kissing goodbye to MS for good!
1. MS Australia. What is MS? [online]. [cited 8 May 2017]. Available from URL: https://www.msaustralia.org.au/what-ms