Sydney Chocolate Ball Goes Digital
As many of you now know, the 2020 Sydney Chocolate Ball which was due to be held on Saturday 9 May 2020 at The Star Event Centre has been postponed. Each year the Foundation relies on the Sydney Chocolate Ball to fund our mission to find a cure for FSHD. The decision to postpone this year’s Ball will put severe constraint on the Foundations ability to fund world class medical research, education and FSHD biotech, as we pave the way towards clinical trials for this debilitating disease.
COVID-19 will have a major effect not only on our Foundation, but on those living with FSHD. People with FSHD have an impaired immune system and in addition to that have reduced breathing capacity and lung function. Unfortunately, many people with FSHD will end up in hospital and several face a much higher possibility of dying because of this virus.
Historically 100% of all tax-deductible cash donations have funded medical research. As we hope to maintain this proud point, we are pleased to launch:
This is an amazing online platform that will incorporate the many fundraising initiatives that we typically hold at the Ball, including our renowned silent auction, raffles and activation's. Over the coming months, you’ll have an opportunity to bid on some amazing prizes and continue to help support the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.
Sydney Chocolate Ball goes Digital will be launched on Friday 3rd of April, with new prizes, activation's and raffles being added over a 2 month period.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHARE THIS INITIATIVE WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NETWORK, COLLEAGUES AND IN PARTICULAR FOR THOSE PLANNING TO ATTEND THE BALL, TO YOUR PROPOSED GUESTS!
In response to the current situation, our Founder and Chairman, Mr Bill Moss AO, along with FSHD Global Patron and restauranteur, Luke Mangan OAM have kindly sent you this message.
While much of the world is looking to pause operations, our commitment to our mission is stronger than ever. As our global researchers continue their work with as little disruption as possible, we hope you too can continue your support, as we come together as a community in these difficult times.
We look forward to celebrating the Sydney Chocolate Ball with you again soon, when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, stay safe, and click on the button below to start bidding!
We thank you in advance for your continued support.