Gala Fundraising Dinner
The Foundation's Annual Gala Dinner, held on 1 November 2002 at Oatlands House, was a fabulous success raising over $55,000 for research into pursuing a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Without incredible support this would not have been possible and the Foundation is truly indebted to each and every person who generously supported the dinner in so many ways, particularly the generous donors of so many tremendous Auction Items and Raffle Prizes.
The amount raised adds significantly to the Foundation's ability to fund worthwhile research projects into this debilitating disease to ensure others do not suffer as Trish did and so many others do.
Dr. Graeme Stewart from the Millenium Institute, a recipient of a research grant in the Foundation's inaugural round of funding spoke about his research project and encouraged those present with the words "when, not if, a cure is found for multiple sclerosis".
The Foundation's very sincere gratitude is extended to Barry O'Farrell MP Member for Ku-ring-gai, entertaining Guest Speaker Australian cricketer Gavin Robertson, Auctioneer Extraordinaire Craig Marshall Century 21 Gordon, professional Master of Ceremonies Bill Gilbert, highly acclaimed magician Bill Walsh and the enjoyable music of the band Clooz.
Mayne Health Laverty Pathology continue to significantly support the Foundation in very many ways. The Foundation was again this year the recipient of a substantial donation from Mayne which is greatly appreciated.
The Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation wishes to thank P & O Cruises and Waldorf Apartment Hotel Canberra for their great generosity and support in donating prizes for the Foundation’s raffle and all the other generous donors of Auction items and Raffle prizes.