Susan Alberti

2022 Mother’s Day Luncheon


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We are excited to announce our 10th Anniversary 2022 Mother’s Day Luncheon.
Due to overwhelming demand, we are delighted to announce that the 2022 SAMRF Mother’s Day Luncheon has been relocated from Crown Aviary to Crown Palladium.

In collaboration with the iconic Australian Fashion Label, Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd, the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation is proud to present this exclusive fashion show event.


Soprano, Mary-Louise is a graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne University and established her career with The Victorian State Opera and Opera Australia. Making her stage debut in the role of Vera Lynn for The Bicentennial Military Tattoo, she toured to every capital city performing to audiences of over 18,000 with baritone Donald Cant. She has toured and collaborated with artists such as Judi Connelli, Denise Drysdale, Rhonda Burchmore, Gina Riley, John Farnham, David Hobson, Marina Prior and The Italian Tenors world tour.



Soprano Mary-Louise Santa and Tenor Marco Cinque have been performing together for well over a decade and toured their show Great Tenors & Soprano’s nationally around Australia. They have performed with the major Australian opera companies here and abroad.

They have shared the stage with the cream of Australian talent such as Marina Prior, David Hobson, John Farnham, Amanda Muggleton  to name a few and studied with the late Great Luciano Pavarotti.




Shelley Ware is a proud Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, South Australia, who currently lives in Melbourne. For the past decade or so, Shelley has worked in the media as a radio and television presenter on both local and national AFLM and AFLW football news shows. She is a member of the Outersanctum Podcast Show and Broad Radio and write an AFL column fortnightly for the Koori Mail. Shelley has become one of the most respected and recognised female presenters of AFLM and AFLW football in the country.



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With Special Guest Speaker
Josephine Sukkar AM

Josephine is a professional company director who works across a range of industries including property, construction, finance, sport, the arts, medical research and social services.

Josephine is president of Australian Women’s Rugby and through Buildcorp has been a major sponsor of rugby in Australia for over 30 years.

In 2021, Josephine was appointed Chair of the Australian Sports Commission.


Date: Friday 6th May, 2022

Location: Crown Palladium
Level 1, Crown Towers
Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St

Time: 12 noon – 3:00pm

Dress: Lounge suit

RSVP: Friday 29th April, 2022

Your valued support of this event will help us to raise vital funds for St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research with proceeds from the event supporting women in science.

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We extend our gratitude to the following sponsors for providing generous contributions to our gift bags.  Please reciprocate and consider them when making your next purchase.

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Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation. Either by downloading our donation form or online here.

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