Northern Health Foundation Gala raises over $130,000 for Cancer Services

On Saturday, 4 May 2024 Northern Health Foundation hosted its second annual Gala Fundraiser. Over 400 guests came together at the Plaza Ballroom in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, dressed in their most dapper attire, to fundraise for a wonderful cause.

The ballroom saw an impressive turnout of corporate supporters, including major sponsor Northern Private Hospital, along with Northern Health Executives, Northern Health and Northern Health Foundation board members and local MPs.

Radio and television personality Jo Stanley was the MC for the evening, with the supremely talented entertainment act, The Greatest Dance Show, opening the event with their vibrant song and dance routine. Internationally recognised magician, illusionist and escape artist, Cosentino, made an appearance (and disappearance), wowing and perplexing the audience with his ability of illusion, fitting perfectly in with the theme of ‘Imagine’.

Northern Health Foundation would like to sincerely thank all of the sponsors who made this event possible, and allow the team to raise over $130,000 in support of cancer services. The vision to build a Cancer Wellness Centre right here in the north is now one step closer, thanks to the generosity of our community. The goal for the wellness centre will be to allow cancer patients access to a dedicated area where they can relax and spend much needed time away from a hospital bed.

This event is the second Gala Fundraiser Northern Health Foundation has hosted of its kind, with last year raising over $70,000 towards the women’s and children’s department. This year, they have been able to double that, to continue supporting critical causes with the help of our generous community.

Melissa Grenville, Director Foundation said, “we are extremely pleased with the outcome from Saturday night. It was a wonderful event and a tremendous effort on behalf of the team, who I am very proud of. Thank you to everyone who came and supported Northern Health Foundation on the night. It’s great to know all the funds raised are going towards such a worthy cause, and thank you to our major sponsor Northern Private Hospital.”

We look forward to hosting another event of this calibre in the future, spreading the support and awareness where it is most needed to imagine a better north.

Thank you to our sponsors and guests who attended, Northern Health volunteers and the Volunteer Services team, and the Northern Health Foundation team for putting together yet another successful event.

You can view photos from the event here.