Cure The Future Cocktail Party 2018

‘Dreams do come true’

Prof. John Rasko AO and Mercia Bush with her painting ‘Dreams do come true’

– inspired by the cells of a human retina, in celebration of a cell and gene therapy which can cure an inherited form of blindness.

Nearly 100 guests gathered at the new Luke’s Kitchen in Waterloo on Thursday 16th August for some delicious canapes by Luke and his ‘Test Kitchen’, paired with some fabulous wines by top Margaret River winery and long term CTF supporters Pierro.

MC Tim Gilbert welcomed existing supporters, new faces, Board members – and some of the scientists & researchers from the Centenary Institute – whose work Cure The Future sponsor.

Our ever popular Chairperson Diane Langmack presented a Cure The Future/Rotary Fellowship to Dr. Gerard Chu for his research studies into Cancer.

We also raised nearly $25,000 at the auction thanks to our generous sponsors, with prizes including 3 rooms at the new Sheraton Four Points Opening night, weekends at The Byron & Cloud 9 and a painting of retina cells by Mercia Bush called ‘Dreams Do Come True’.

Prof. John Rasko AO spoke abut the great success achieved in Cell and Gene Therapy over the last year – describing it as “A pivotal moment in the history of human medicine”.

He also announced that he has been invited to give the prestigious

Boyer Lecture for 2018 on ABC Television.

A gallery of photos of the evening