Show your support and solidarity for those living with dementia at A Night of Stars, the Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) fundraising gala.
A Night of Stars — an exceptional black tie affair at Stamford Plaza Brisbane that will leave you with stars in your eyes — is Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld)’s annual fundraising gala.
You’ll enjoy fine beverages, canapes and a decadent three-course meal as you immerse yourself in the evening’s captivating performances and entertainment.
Hosted by Seven Network’s Pat Welsh, the gala dinner experience includes a stellar line-up of inspirational speakers including Olympic gold medalists Cate and Bronte Campbell and the legendary Ita Buttrose, a former Australian of the Year and the National Ambassador of Alzheimer’s Australia.
“Despite the work of Alzheimer’s Australia to fight stereotypes and stigma, a recent Ipsos report found that 25 per cent of Australians think people with dementia are frightening,” Ita says.
“People with dementia report on being excluded from their communities; how friends often disappear after a diagnosis. Their carers experience a similar isolation.
“I believe that a diagnosis of dementia does not preclude positive living, joyful experiences and loving relationships.
“People with dementia need support that takes into account their preferences, their goals, and what their life was like before they got a diagnosis. They have the same human rights as everyone else in the community.
“No one should face dementia alone and thousands of people with dementia, their carers and loved ones need our support today.”
As well as enjoying great food and entertainment, guests will have the opportunity to bid in a charity auction showcasing a first-class selection of prizes and holiday packages.
All funds raised will help Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) provide vital programs and services for people with dementia, their carers and families in urgent need of support.
A Night of Stars will be held at Stamford Plaza Brisbane on Saturday 25 February 2017.
Early bird tickets cost $180 per person and are available until Saturday 31 December. Discounted prices for couples and tables are also available.
To book, visit qld.fightdementia.org.au. If you can’t attend the event but would still like to show your support, you can make a donation by calling (07) 3895 8200.