Oh what a night!
Sydney's premier charity event, the Tour de Cure Snow Ball, was held on Friday 31 May at The Star in Pyrmont, Sydney, raising $1.64 Million total, and counting – with the final figure set for release in the coming hours.
The Star Event Centre was transformed with French-inspired décor, providing the perfect backdrop to the star-studded annual event, which was hosted by Channel 7 presenter Mark Beretta and supported by his Sunrise colleagues.
Throughout the evening, guests were treated to captivating performances by The Royal Australian Navy Band, Lucy Durack, Athesia and the Saturday Night Fever cast including Paulini and Nat Conway. Legendary actor and producer, Paul Hogan also made a special appearance on-stage.
Amongst the passionate group of people who have been supporting Tour de Cure for the past decade is Mark Beretta, who is one of seven Tour de Cure Board Members and was part of Tour de Cure’s Signature Tour for the tenth consecutive year.
“I’m so excited and it’s amazing what a small group of people can achieve when they put their shoulder to the wheel,” he said.
“It’s only possible thanks to the generosity of Australians and all our riders, our team, our support crew, their families and their friends who have sponsored them over the years,” he added.
“The $50 million dollars keep Australian researchers working at the forefront of cancer research and that’s rare cancers, cancers that often don’t get a lot of attention and that money is helping them getting their first steps of their research up and going.”
A huge thank you to our volunteers
The Snow Ball is only possible with the hard work and dedication of our amazing volunteers. Thank you so much for your support!
The Snow Ball is a spectacular night of entertainment and fun, attracting popular celebrity supporters, Sydney's philanthropic elite and leading corporate organisations. It includes exciting live auctions and big-ticket raffle items. Each year, the event gets bigger and raises more funds for those touched by cancer.
It really is life-changing!
Meet Sam Carroll from Snow Ball 2017
Cancer is insidious and unforgiving to the children and families who have to endure it.
Sam Carroll was diagnosed with cancer at just 9 years of age. Now 12 years old, this young man captured hearts and minds when he told his story to more than 900 people at the Snow Ball 2017, reminding us all why we must keep striving for a cure.
Here's what Sam had to say.
“We're the nation that found the cure for cancer – that's what we want hanging over us. So it's up to you. We've got the bright young scientists – all they need is money.”
Actor, Paul Hogan
Our generous partners
The Snow Ball is only possible because of the generous support we receive from our partners.
They include our presenting partner, ABC Bullion and other leading brands such as:
- Vittoria Coffee
- The Star
- Polczynski Robinson
- Channel 7
- Check out our other supporters here
Their support ensures the Snow Ball remains at its spectacular best and helps to raise vital funds for the world-class cancer projects that really make a difference.
For sponsorship opportunities please contact Teri Power at email@example.com or 0477 718 842
Thank you Sydney – you're amazing
We are extremely proud that since its launch in 2014, the Tour de Cure Snow Ball has raised more than $7.1 million for ground-breaking cancer research, care and support projects.
Run with the utmost efficiency by the Tour de Cure Ball Committee – who all give their time, skills and expertise on a voluntary basis – all revenue and costs are fully disclosed.
- 2019 - $1.65 million
- 2018 - $1.34 million
- 2017 – $1.4 million
- 2016 – $1.3 million
- 2015 – $900,000
- 2014 – $550,000
We're so grateful for the incredible support we receive from our loyal corporate partners, donors and supporters. We've had an amazing time so far. But most importantly, your generosity has helped to restore hope to those touched by cancer.
Together we will find the answers.
Thank you Sydney
Snow Ball 2019 was inspirational, fun, heartbreaking. We had an amazing time.
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"We're forever grateful to everyone who helps to make this event a success."
Dominique Robinson, Chair of the Tour de Cure Snow Ball Committee
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