I’m fundraising for Cancer Council Victoria to help stop cancer.
Hi there Cancer fighting friend!
By gum, can you believe it's 2023 already!? Holy smokes.
New year, same me, can only mean one thing... THE GALA 2023 planning has begun!
I feel after years of this event, you don't need the spiel on why I created and continue to host The Gala, but if you're new here, please read on.. if you're not new here, please scroll down and skip this brief but hugely important summary of why I do what I do.
My Mum = BRCA1 genetic mutation, 4 time cancer survivor.
Hero status in my eyes, and reason behind my fundraising efforts.
She’s had Breast and Skin cancer.
A Double mastectomy. For both of us. Mine, preventative.
Me, BRCA1 too. Fuuuuuuun.
Cancer = total drainer, worst guy, similar to the worst person you've ever dated or encountered, but worse, cause it's trying to kill you. Absolute jackass. Could go on, but won't, you get the picture.
The Gala = my passion project and one of the loves of my life.
Fundraising for 15 years.
2019 The Gala est. Raised over $8000. Boom! Victorian Cancer Council impressed.
2020 Covid-shitstorm-19 ruined plans.
2021 Covid-shitstormcontinued-19 ruined more plans, but raised more than $31,000. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. Vic Cancer Council so happy.
2022 The Gala re-emerged, like Dumbledore's phoenix, Fawkes, it was epic and we raised over $18,000. SHUT MORE FRONT DOORS. Vic Cancer Council wife us.
This leads us to present day, with The Gala underway again and I am hopeful that we will once again raise over $10000 - helping to make a HUGE difference in the lives of so many Australians battling cancer. Maybe even that someone you help, is someone you love.
Thank you for your generosity and support. You have helped me grow this fundraiser and you’ve helped me literally change lives.
And! Incase no one told you today, you’re the best.
Love to you,
Ps. Oh, and as always people, don't forget to feel your bits. That’s important.
Reached fundraising goal
Increased fundraising goal
Thank you to my Sponsors
Andrew & Linda Marston
Mel & Lilly
Item 43 Stephanie Zolis
Item 8 Stephanie Zolis
Stephanie Zolis Raffle Tickets
Kelly Van Veen