Melbourne Cup Luncheon
November 6, 2018
Fraser's Kings Park, State Reception Centre, PerthRegister For Event
Make a real difference to people’s lives this Melbourne Cup Day
Fundraising event for cystic fibrosis research
- Delicious three-course meal.
- Bubbles on arrival and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks throughout the day.
- Big screens to watch the race.
- Entertainment by Famous Sharron, games, prizes and a silent auction.
- Tickets: $160 each. Buy now.
About cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system.
The exocrine system of people with cystic fibrosis malfunctions, meaning they develop excessively thick and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and digestive system. This weakens the digestive functions of the pancreas and traps bacteria in the lungs resulting in recurrent infections, leading to irreversible damage to these organs.
A baby is born every four days with cystic fibrosis and sadly, there is currently no cure.
You can make a difference to those living with cystic fibrosis by attending our luncheon.
How funds will be used
The funds raised at this event will be used to support research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Sarah Kerr once struggled to walk from her bed to the couch because cystic fibrosis had damaged her lungs so badly. She had constant infections requiring long hospital stays. Four years ago, she had a life-changing double lung transplant that transformed her life.
History of the event
The Melbourne Cup Luncheon first started in 2003, in honour of Glenn Brown, a 15-year-old schoolboy from Kalgoorlie who had just passed away from cystic fibrosis.
During his time in the hospital, Glenn met Janeine and Alison, who are 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 put together the first Melbourne Cup Luncheon with nearly 80 people in attendance.
15 years later, the luncheon has raised over $380,000 with everything (except the discounted food) either kindly sponsored, gifted or borrowed.
Tips and news in the lead-up to the event
Have a question?
Contact Sarah Cermak on (08) 6151 0815 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about the event or to donate/sponsor a prize.
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions.
Images courtesy of Janine Spinas Photography & Stefanie Muller Photography.