Annual Gala Dinner - 2003
The aim of the Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner, held on 7 November 2003, was to give the Foundation’s wonderful supporters an enjoyable fun-filled night whilst raising funds for the Foundation’s research. Feedback from those present indicated this was accomplished.
The Foundation wishes to sincerely thank every person who attended the dinner and bid so generously for the auction items and the vast number of people and organizations who generously donated items for the night. As well, sincere gratitude to the Foundation’s professional Master of Ceremonies Bill Gilbert, Auctioneer Extraordinaire Craig Marshall Century 21 Gordon, wonderful musicians Ian Thistlethwayte and his band Triple Exposure, Ralph Dixon who was interviewed about his successful ‘We Ride 4 MS’ and the magnificent venue Oatlands House.
Mayne Health Laverty Pathology continue to significantly support the Foundation in a multitude of ways. Again this year Mayne made a substantial donation towards the Foundation’s research. The Trish Foundation is very grateful to Mayne Health Laverty Pathology for their very generous and significant support. The generous support of Pacific International Cairns on the Esplanade, Waldorf Apartment Hotel Canberra, Quicksilver and Hanimex contributed to the very successful raffle which was drawn at the Gala Dinner. The Foundation is very appreciative of their exceptional support.
Dr. Graeme Stewart, Westmead Millenium Institute who is a recipient of a research grant from the Foundation says that the past year has seen some important developments with respect to MS research and specifically within his area of interest in MS genetics. At the Gala Dinner Dr. Stewart spoke positively about his research and also developments in other areas of MS research. Dr. Stewart's positive words were inspiring and definitely give great hope that the Foundation's dream of finding a cure for MS can be achieved.
The significant support and generosity of our wonderful Sponsors and donors, as well as all those who attended the Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner enabled the Trish Foundation to raise over $53,000. This will give a tremendous boost to the Foundation’s future research and we are extremely grateful to each and every person and organization.