Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Attendees at the Melbourne Cup 2017 Luncheon with Famous Sharron

 

Melbourne Cup Luncheon was last modified: November 13th, 2018 by Sarah Cermak

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

November 6, 2018

Fraser's Kings Park, State Reception Centre, Perth

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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.

More about how funds will be used

Sarah’s story

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.

Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Kailis necklace and pen - two auction items at the 2018 Melbourne Cup Luncheon for cystic fibrosisWhat’s on offer in the 2018 raffle and silent auction

Sarah Kerr and attendees at the Institute for Respiratory Health's Melbourne Cup LuncheonHow to make a real difference to people’s lives this November

Melbourne Cup confettiThe Melbourne Cup: A teen’s perspective

Fashionable ladies at the Institute for Respiratory Health's Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Turn heads this Melbourne Cup day – Our top style tips

 

Have a question?

Contact Sarah Cermak on (08) 6151 0815 or via email at sarah.cermak@resphealth.uwa.edu.au to get more information about the event or to donate/sponsor a prize.

Our sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions.

Images courtesy of Janine Spinas Photography & Stefanie Muller Photography.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon was last modified: November 13th, 2018 by Sarah Cermak

Melbourne Cup Luncheon was last modified: November 13th, 2018 by Sarah Cermak