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Welcome to

The 13th Annual

Sydney Chocolate Ball

Enjoy an evening "Around the World" with decadance and philanthropic impact surrounded by chocolate, fine champagnes and non stop entertainment.

About the Event


This globally acclaimed black tie gala offers an all-inclusive chocaholic experience. Inspired by our mission of giving life to muscles and chocolate’s high antioxident content, the Sydney Chocolate Ball was created.Hosted by Jamie Durie OAM, this bespoke evening immerses our corporate and philanthropic audience in an event not to be missed. Highlighted by celebrity Chef Luke Mangan OAM’s 3-course chocolate inspired menu, fine French champagnes, and an abundance of entertainment.


This year’s theme is “Around the World”.100% of funds raised at the event in 2024 will support the FSHD Global ‘Clinical Trial Passport’ initiative, bringing Australian FSHD patients one step closer to participating in clinical trials in Australia. For every $6,000 raised, one patient will receive their Clinical Trial Passport.

This chocoholic black-tie gala welcomes over 550 guests, attracting sponsors from an array of industries including high-profile personalities, prominent Australian companies and local celebrities, generating a key networking environment.

With opportunities to secure incredible “money can’t buy” experiences and active fundraising initiatives, the Sydney Chocolate Ball is an event not to be missed.

With your support, we aim to exceed the success of the 2023 ball, which raised over $1 million enabling life- changing medical research into the debilitating disease, Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD).

About the Cause

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) is one of the most common forms of Muscular Dystrophy affecting adults and children. With no Government support, FSHD Global Research Foundation is Australia’s Peak Body for FSHD, funding advocacy and research to fast track therapies and a cure.

FSHD is often referred to as a slow death disease, as muscles deteriorate rapidly, patients straggle to walk, talk, blink, smile, or even eat. It is a genetic disease with no boundaries.

Established in 2007 by Australian businessman and philanthropist Bill Moss AO, and now chaired by his daughter, Natalie Cooney. FSHD Global is a global catalyst for FSHD, funding world class science, integrating the patient voice and registries, supporting the commercialisation of future therapeutics, advancing muscle regeneration technologies and establishing an Australian clinical trial infrastructure framework to bring clinical trials to Australia.
We are giving life to muscles.

© 2024 - FSHD Global Research Foundation


Phone: 02 8007 7037

ABN: 79128037614


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