Saturday 8th August, 2009 heralded the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation 2009 Signature Ball which was another wonderful evening, setting another incredible precedent.
The opening performance was electrifying as the solo violinist, Sally Cooper set the tone for the evening and whose performance was a precursor for what was to come. The 45 piece Australian Pops Orchestra accompanied the performances of the Soprano, Suzanne Shakespeare and Tenor, David Rogers-Smith who captivated the entire audience.
The Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation 2009 Signature Ball was attended by many loyal supporters. As the event is becoming more prominently recognised in the social calendar, numerous additional corporate businesses and individual newcomers were welcomed.The guests dined on the sumptuous menu prepared by Crown’s renowned Chefs which was accompanied with an exquisite wine and beverage selection. The Big City Beat Big Band provided the perfect accompaniment for the guests to dance to their heart’s content!
The evening also provided many fundraising opportunities. Mystery Bags were purchased at the beginning and throughout the evening, a major raffle comprising of a Nissan Micra was conducted during the evening, there was an assortment of Silent Auction items available for purchase, together with the regular “Fund a Cure” segment concluding with a Verbal Auction offering varied and highly prized and sort after experiences. As a result of the generous support throughout the evening a resounding $370,000.00 was raised. All these proceeds will be allocated to the best diabetes research in Australia.
The Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation Signature Ball Committee would like to extend a reminder that the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation 2010 Signature Ball will be held on Saturday 7th August, 2010.
We look forward to your company in 2010!