Join us for the 2014 Ray White Muscular Dystrophy Ball
We are pleased to announce the set date for one of the Gold Coast’s most talked about charity Ball’s which has been locked in for Saturday 20th of September 2014. If you are interested in donating an auction item or sponsorship please contact //firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com or (07) 5584 9451.
Date: Saturday 20th September 2014
Time: 7pm Start
Venue: Sheraton Mirage Grand Ballroom, Sea World Drive, Main Beach, QLD.
Dress Code: Black tie Cost: $2,500 for a table of 10
What you can expect on the night: • All night entertainment – Find out more here. • A three course meal • A five and a half hour beverage package including wine, beer and soft drinks • Charity auction by Andrew Bell
History of the Ray White Surfers Paradise Muscular Dystrophy Ball
The inaugural Ray White Surfers Paradise Muscular Dystrophy Charity Ball was first held in 1993 and was the concept of Andrew and Greg Bell the Directors of The Ray White Surfers Paradise Group. Their vision was to create an elegant social occasion in which the Gold Coast business and social community could attend and support the little known yet far reaching effects of Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular Dystrophy is a debilitating disease that affects young children attacking their muscular system breaking it down until ultimately death is caused through either heart or lung failure. Huge strains are placed on family resources and families of these children with special needs for equipment such as beds, wheelchairs and feeding equipment. The Ray White Surfers Paradise Muscular Dystrophy Charity Ball was designed to direct 50% of the funds raised into research the other 50% to providing the much needed equipment for these financially distressed families. The Brain Foundation‘s national scientific committee will select research projects from the funds raised with the greatest potential from a pool of nationally competitive applications from internationally acknowledged leaders in Muscular Dystrophy Research. This process will attract a Commonwealth Government co-contribution of 75% of what is raised. Over $2,500,000 has been raised through the 20 previous charity balls which has attracted leading business and sporting identities over the years. The balls have also been attended by Queensland State Premiers. A cure into Muscular Dystrophy will have much broader benefits as a cure will be found by identifying a process to prevent the defective gene that causes Muscular Dystrophy from being passed on from mother to child. When that process is discovered than all defective genes that cause a number of genetic diseases will also be eradicated. Watch the heart-warming video of Andrew Bell’s interview with Bailey Heddes, diagnosed Muscular Dystrophy child, at 2012′s charity event.