More than 700 Sydneysiders gathered in support of the brain cancer cause at Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s 2018 Avant Garde Ball.

This spectacular event, headlined by the remarkable Bowie Wong who designed 21 gowns inspired by Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s origami crane logo, together with Megan Washington and brain cancer warrior Johnny Ruffo, was a massive success, raising significant funds and vital awareness to help find a cure for brain cancer.

Fundraising was unusually a highlight of the event, with the feature prize of business class flights with British Airways, a stopover at the newest digs of Soho House Group, Kettner’s Townhouse, before continuing on to Paris Fashion Week for exclusive access to Bowie Wong’s show in July 2019.

Funds raised at this event will enable Cure Brain Cancer Foundation to continue to drive its mission to improve survival to 50% by 2023, a dramatic increase on the current figure of 22%. Brain cancer kills more Australian children than any other disease and more under 40s in this country than any other cancer.

The Foundation is committed to finding a cure for brain cancer by funding innovative research, impactful advocacy and wide-reaching awareness, which is only possible thanks to the support of the brain cancer community, sponsors and volunteers at events like the Avant Garde Ball.

In the past five years, the Foundation has committed more than $18 million to world-class brain cancer research projects which display the greatest promise of improving survival, and has been a key player in the establishment of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission.

Source: Cure Brain Cancer Foundation