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WA Italian Club Gala Ball – Fundraising event for breast cancer

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The Ladies of the WA Italian Club call out to their community to fight Breast Cancer

The ladies of the WA Italian Club have come together in the fight against breast cancer after many families within the community have been touched by the disease. Under the heading ‘Let’s Catch Up Ladies Nights’ they have organised a series of events to fundraise for the Breast Cancer Research Centre - WA (“BCRC - WA”).

The BCRC - WA is building a dedicated breast cancer facility right here in Perth, that will make the difference for people all around the world.

“Currently, there is no facility offering this degree of advanced, integrated care to breast cancer patients in Perth, where they can receive both medical treatment, access to local and international clinical trials and the ongoing support services required” BCRC - WA CEO Carmelo Arto said.

The new centre is estimated to cost $8 million and to raise funds for this challenging project the BCRC - WA and the WA Italian Club with the support of the internationally acclaimed fashion designer Steph Audino, come together on the 10th of August to deliver a glamourous fundraising Gala Ball.

Steph Audino is a Perth raised designer of Italian heritage and is proud to support her community by becoming the Ambassador of the Let’s Catch Up Ladies Nights and in particular the Gala Ball. Steph’s designs have been worn by thousands of Perth girls along with celebrities like Ariana Grande, R’n’B artist Ashanti, Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams and Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel.

“I hope that my involvement inspires people of my generation and younger to want to be involved in a community that can help foster our talent and leadership aspirations, along with supporting such wonderful causes like BCRC - WA” said Steph Audino.
Professor Arlene Chan AM said “With one in eight women at risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer before they’re 85, the fundraising efforts will go toward the new integrated treatment and research centre that will become a one-stop shop for breast cancer patients in WA. We are so pleased to have the WA Italian Community, along with Steph Audino get behind our fundraising efforts to enable us to see our dream come to reality.”

“Our vision is that the new centre will meet patients’ requirements from the essential cancer diagnosis and treatment, access to clinical trials for those with early and metastatic breast cancer, to the broad range of support services they might need to tap into, from physiotherapists, psychologists and social workers,” Professor Chan AM said.

President of the WA Italian Club, Sal Vallelonga said “I am so proud to be leading a Club in its 85th year of celebration since its establishment in 1934, particularly as it fosters new and important relationships with emerging leaders within the Italian community such as Steph Audino.”

“Steph has jumped right on board to support our Club’s endeavours; to make a difference in the lives of those living with Breast Cancer; and to be able to support such a remarkable and iconic Western Australian in Professor Arlene Chan AM, who dedicates her life to the research, diagnosis, treatment and cure of Breast Cancer; is something that the WA Italian Community is truly proud of”.

Those attending the Gala Ball will have the chance to see Steph Audino’s designs with an exclusive fashion parade with 12 local Perth Models. The event also features a 3-course dinner, live entertainment by the Perth-based band Dr Bogus and DJ Nono; a live and silent charity auction and raffle; along with the unique opportunity to meet and hear from Professor Arlene Chan AM, the Vice Chair and Head of Research at BCRC - WA. Come join in on the Fun! ‘Let’s Catch Up’ at the WA Italian Club!

Tickets available online https://www.trybooking.com/BDSCN


7.00 - 10.00pm Saturday, 10 August, 2019


Empire Function Centre, Upstairs WA Italian Club
217 Fitzgerald Street
West Perth, Western Australia


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