Fundraising Events

These galleries capture some of the moments we have enjoyed at fundraising events and dinners over the years. Thanks to everyone who attended – we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Our Next Event

A Thankyou Dinner

October 2017

A Cure The Future dinner was held on 3 October 2017 to thank our past donors for their continued support to the foundation.

They were treated to an intimate dinner at Glass. Luke Mangan our board member created a magnificent menu for all to enjoy and our thanks to Mike Peterkin from Pierro Wines in WA for the most wonderful collection of wines to pair with the meal.

The night was a great success.

At Parliament House

Cure The Future gathered at Parliament House for an elegant dinner to celebrate recent successes and to officially welcome Dame Prof. Marie Bashir as our Patron

MCA Dinner

12 August 2010 

Cure The Future friends and supporters had a great fun evening when they gathered at Sydney’s stylish Museum of Contemporary Art for a well attended fundraising dinner and a chance to view their special exhibition ‘Out of Africa’.

Sponsorship Board at RPA Hospital

A small gathering was held at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to unveil a plaque featuring the principal sponsors of the new Cell and Molecular Therapies centre at RPA, where some of the cell and gene therapies engineered by Professor Rasko and his team will be finally put into practice – with patients suffering from genetic diseases.

The Family Dinner

September 2016

Our 2nd dinner at the Glass Brasserie was another sell-out – launching a new theme for the Charity’s fundraising as we introduced our ‘Family’. With DNA having become a better understood concept over recent years, our scope has widened to include those most affected by inherited genetic disease – our families.

Afternoon Tea

with Penrith Panthers on the Prowl

Penrith Panthers ‘Panthers on the Prowl’ donated $10,000 to Cure The Future at an afternoon Tea event hosted by Luke Mangan and Glass Brasserie. Panthers Players, Management and CTF Board Chairwoman Diane Langmack presented a cheque for $10,000 to Prof John Rasko.

The Ivy Dinner

Sydney’s social scene turned out to support Cure The Future at the Ivy Ballroom at our fundraiser in 2009 – where we enjoyed chilled vodka shots served through an Ice sculpture and a special Whiskey Bar. The Live Auction was conducted by  Justin Miller from Sotheby’s.

10th Anniversary Wine Dinner

August 2015

Our 10th Anniversary wine dinner was held at Luke Mangan’s Glass Brasserie at the Hilton.  Luke is a member of the board of Cure The Future.

The night was a complete success with funds raised in excess of $100,000.00. These funds will go towards securing Ulf Schmitz, a brilliant scientist, who will work alongside Professor Rasko in the Cure The Future research lab.

The guests enjoyed  fine wines donated by Michael Peterkin of Pierro Wines and Luke Mangan’s superb 5 course degustation menu.

6 degrees of Separation

One of our more colourful parties, the 6 degrees of separation event was a break from the formal dinner. Hosted at the city’s first jail – now Sydney’s Technical Institute – the fun event featured canapés, dancing and lots of auction items.

Harry Potter Dinner

Hubble Bubble Toil.. and Trouble

As a fun take on the mystery’s surrounding scientific research we recreated Hogwort’s Dining Hall and hosted Cure The Future’s 1st Fancy dress dinner, with bubbling cocktails and a school lunches menu. It was riotous fun and raised much needed funds in the early days of Prof Rasko’s research into Cell and Gene Therapy.