Dressed to the nines in the fight against leukaemia

LEUKAEMIA fundraising took a glamorous turn in March when local residents Caryl Mason and Katrina Graham hosted a Glitz and Glam Ball to raise support for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Dressed in their best, the 120 guests were treated to a two-course meal, live music from Sam Ferraro and End of Conversation and the chance to snap up a selection of wonderful prizes through a silent auction and raffle.

Ms Graham said the event was held in honour of her daughter, Chelsea, who was diagnosed with leukaemia at seven-years-of-age, before facing a difficult three-year battle with the disease.

Ms Graham said the Glitz and Glam Ball marked both Chelsea’s 18th birthday and the 10th anniversary of her post-treatment.

“I have always wanted to give back to the Leukaemia Foundation what they gave to me, which was a great amount of support over many years,” she said.

“We felt a Glitz and Glam Ball would be a great way to raise some funds for the organisation, as well as celebrate Chelsea’s great achievement.

“A great time was had by all and we can’t thank the community and our friends and family enough for their support.”

To end their fundraising efforts with a bang, Ms Graham had 47-centimetres of her hair cut off at Shoreline Shopping Centre on 27 March, raising a total of $1000 for her efforts.

Her hair will now be donated for a wig to aid those still battling with Leukaemia.

For more information about the Leukaemia Foundation, visit www.leukaemia.org.au.

Caption: From left, Gemma and Chelsea Graham with Glitz and Glam Ball guests Phoebe Barnett, Nikkia Scott and Hayley Bromfield.

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