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$16,000 Raised from the Dance for a Cure Quiz Night!

Our Dance for A Cure Quiz Night on Friday 8 June at Lathlain Function Centre was a phenomenal success and we raised $16,000!

We would like to thank everybody who helped us make it a memorable night!

It was very encouraging to see 50 per cent of the room return from the previous year. Our goal this year was to beat last year’s incredible total of $11,000 raised and we definitely achieved our goal.

The money we raised will go towards funding the Dance for A Cure 2018 event, this year being held in November in Forrest Place.

So many wonderful people gave generously and made the night an event to remember. With a three-way tie for first place coming down to a heads and tails toss and a booming $16,000 raised, it was a fantastic night. Looks like we’ll have our work cut out for us next year after smashing last year’s total!

Please keep an eye out for our official announcement this week of the Dance for A Cure 2018 event, the music, the very special guest dancer and how our Perth dance schools can get involved. If you haven’t joined our closed group head over now to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1805888859706788/?ref=br_rs

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Dance for a Cure Quiz Night!

Save the Date and come along to the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. Dance for A Cure Quiz Night on Friday 8 June at 6:30pm!

With great Raffles, a Door prize, Silent Auction and games with fantastic prizes to be won, what’s not to love?

So, grab a bunch of your most brainy mates for a fantastic night out! Book your table today and help raise funds for Dance for A Cure and childhood cancer research!

Tables of 10 = $250 ($25 per person). There are only 20 tables and they will sell out fast so book quickly!

Time: 6:30pm
Date: Friday 8 June
Location: Perth Football Club – Lathlain Function Centre (upstairs), Goddard St, Lathlain WA 6100
Cost: Tables of 10 at $250 ($25 per person)

Book your table now at www.clcrfquiznight.com!

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Annual General Meeting 2017

On the evening of Monday 4 December, at the Telethon Kids Institute in Subiaco, Foundation members and invited guests of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) (CLCRF) met for the 24th Annual General Meeting of the Foundation.

Geoff Cattach, Chairman, and Andrea Alexander, Executive Officer, gave their respective reports on Foundation activities during 2016/17. The 2017 Annual Report, with Audited Financial Statement, was also distributed to attendees.

The highlight of the evening was Professor Ursula Kees being awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Foundation upon her retirement.

“This award was in recognition of Professor Kees’ wonderful contribution to childhood cancer research over 30 years,” Andrea Alexander explained.

The Annual General Meeting was followed by the customary Christmas Cocktail Party and gave those present a chance to farewell Professor Ursula Kees and thank her for her years of dedication.

Read the online version of the 2017 CLCRF Annual Report.

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2017 family night out gets pinked

Families and friends came together again to rock out under the stars to the sound of PINKED at this year’s Family Night Out Concert held at the Perth Zoo.

It was a popular way for parents to have their kids entertained on March 18 as families gained entry to explore the zoo ahead of the concert kicking off as the sun set. It was a fantastic show – thanks to Samantha and her band and dancers.

We could just imagine the animals having a dance along in their enclosures! But it wasn’t just covers of Pink’s greatest hits and an abundance of animals for people to enjoy. There was so much more.

The entertainment rolled out all evening as Mal and Judi, from Awesome Balloon Creations joined us again to help keep the children (and adults) occupied with temporary tattoos and an amazing bubble machine. For the budding artists in the crowd, Sony Productions supplied an array of colouring-in sheets to keep them busy, and prizes for people to walk away with.

If you were lucky enough, you were picked out from the crowd with family passes to the latest Smurf movie. We hope the winning families enjoyed the movie.

While rain did threaten to dampen the vibes for the evening it held off for the night, which was greatly appreciated by the event organisers. Just when an injection of energy was needed, a gourmet barbecue was served up by Mustard Catering. It was a perfect evening, and great fun was had by everyone.

Events like these don’t happen without volunteers, so a BIG thank you to:

• Kristy, Jonelle & Chris Carlsson
• Georgia Lowry
• Michele & Pat Seymour
• Kylie Dalton and her staff from Absolute Edge Media
• Gary Kearns
• Sarah Felmingham

The date for our 2018 Family Concert is yet to be confirmed, however keep your eyes peeled because it will be an event you don’t want to miss!

You can sign up for our E-News by sending us your email address, like us on Facebook or add www.childcancerresearch.com.au to your favourites list online so you can keep an eye out for any upcoming events.

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Dance for a Cure 2016

Once again, the families of Perth turned out for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation’s annual Dance for A Cure event – held in Forrest Place, Perth, on Sunday 30 October 2016.

The Dance was supported by Channel Nine with event Ambassador, Lisa Fernandez, encouraging the community to get involved. Combined with our Patron, Justin Langer, in the official TV commercial, it proved to be a wonderful way for the community to hear about how they could join the Dance for a Cure.

Louise Momber, also from Channel Nine, was able to attend the official day and was very excited by the dancing and the energy the families brought to the event.

“Being involved in Dance for a Cure was such a highlight for me. I loved seeing the happiness on the faces of the participants – knowing they were making a difference to such an important cause and having so much fun at the same time!”, said Louise.

Each year we try to offer the people of Perth something new and fun for families to participate in with a very important message to highlight the need for more research into childhood cancer.

This of course takes lots of dollars and it’s with events like these that we can help fund more research. So the next time you hear about a CLCRF event, get involved and tell your friends because everyone who supports our events supports our research. Stay tuned for the next Dance for A Cure because it will definitely be different and fun!

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Registration opens for fourth annual Dance for a Cure at Forrest Place

SO, you think you can dance? Hundreds of Perth families are being sought to converge on Forrest Place to perform a choreographed dance for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF).

Registration has opened for the fourth annual Dance for a Cure event, which will be directed by Lauchlan Bain, a Perth choreographer, who is working on the moves to this year’s song, Better When I’m Dancing by Meghan Trainor.

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Dance for A Cure – Train Flash Mob

On Wednesday 3 August, to launch registrations for Dance for A Cure 2016, a group of very enthusiastic and passionate dance students got together to do a train flash mob for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.  With the help of dancers from the Beverley Margaret School of Dance we were able to create our very first live Facebook event for the CLCRF. It was also filmed and sent to Channel 9 for the news later that evening.

In less than 24 hours we have had nearly 21,000 people reached. It is clear that this year will be a wonderful year for Dance for A Cure and we thank everyone involved for this support. Register Now to Dance for A Cure on 30 October 2016 by heading to www.danceforacure.com.au

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