On Saturday 23 March, St Hilliers attended the Cancer Council POSH Gala Ball 2019 in Sydney. Our table, made up of staff from all parts of the business, had a fantastic time for a very worthwhile cause close to our hearts.
This years event commemorated its 20th anniversary, and acknowledged the work of the cancer research team over this period. Prof. Ian Fraser and Dr Michelle McDonald presented the work of their teams and highlighted these achievements, amongst which they saw increase of cancer patients’ survival rate from 10% to 60%. In addition to that, the technological advancement now enables the research team to investigate and observe bone cancer development in real-time. In a further 20 years, Dr McDonald hopes this will bring humanity closer to cure for all cancer types.
Over the years, $16m has been raised through these gala events. On Saturday night, close to $1m was raised again which will be 100% directed to the continuity of cancer research. St Hilliers has been a longtime major sponsor to Cancer Council and will continue its contribution to this very special cause.