Melbourne Cup Luncheon - archive 5 Sept 2018 - Institute for Respiratory Health

Melbourne Cup Luncheon – archive 5 Sept 2018

The Melbourne Cup Lunch 2019Get ready to frock up, dig out the fascinator and book that annual leave and join us at the Melbourne Cup Day event of the year. This is Perth’s most enjoyable Melbourne Cup lunch event for 2019. You will get to have a great time, enjoy a long lazy lunch with an incredible menu at a reasonable price but you will also be making a difference by helping to fund research to find cures and treatments for cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis and change people’s lives for the better.

Held every year in memory of Glenn Brown, a Kalgoorlie schoolboy, who at just 15 years of age, lost his fight against cystic fibrosis (CF), this entertaining fundraiser event has helped to raise over $410,000 for life-saving research.

100% of the funds raised at this event will be used to support research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cystic fibrosis.

Event details

  • 10.30am arrival for an 11am start
  • Bubbles on arrival and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks throughout the day
  • Delicious three-course meal
  • Big screens to watch the race
  • Entertainment by Famous Sharron, games, prizes and a silent auction
  • Tickets are $160 each

Book now

Contact Sarah Cermak on (08) 6151 0815 or via email at or Alison Harvie at to get more information about the event or to donate/sponsor a prize.

Why this event is so uniqueMelbourne Cup Day Lunch

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life-threatening genetic conditions in Australia, with one in 25 Australians carrying the gene. It causes a build-up of thick mucus in the lungs and other vital organs, leading to irreversible damage. Unfortunately, the life expectancy for CF suffers is only 38 years, and there is currently no cure.

The Melbourne Cup Luncheon started in 2003, in honour of Glenn Brown, who had just passed away from cystic fibrosis.

During his time in the hospital, Glenn met Janeine and Alison, who were both mothers of children with cystic fibrosis. Glenn had told them that he wasn’t ready to die and was scared of being forgotten.

When Glenn passed away, Janeine and Alison wanted to keep his memory alive. Within eight weeks they had put together the first Melbourne Cup Luncheon with nearly 80 people in attendance.

16 years later, the luncheon has raised over $410,000 with everything (except the discounted food) either kindly sponsored, gifted or borrowed.

Where the money goes

Melbourne Cup Day LunchAll proceeds raised go towards the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant, which is administered by the Institute for Respiratory Health. The grant-in-aid supports laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.

How you can make a difference

The MC Committee believe that supporting medical research here in Western Australia is a positive way of fighting this cruel condition. It is our hope that all children born with CF can look forward to healthier and longer lives. The results of the research conducted thus far through the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant are amazing.

By attending this event, you’ll enjoy a day of fun, fashion and food while helping people with cystic fibrosis like Glenn.

Purchase a ticket today.