The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is once again holding their annual ball and this year it’s bringing the pizzazz of 1930s jazz institution The Cotton Club to Newcastle City Hall.
The Harlem-based nightclub was synonymous with the golden age of glamour and gangsters, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday while inspiring the iconic “flapper” fashion.
Now in its 16th year, the HMRI Ball is the not-for-profit Institute’s major annual fundraiser, generating over $100,000 a year to allow local researchers to translate their scientific discoveries into new treatments for people in the Hunter and beyond.
“Behind the glitz and the glamour, the HMRI Ball is a seriously important event for medical researchers and the community alike,” HMRI Director, Professor Michael Nilsson, said.
“We receive exceptional support from many individuals and Hunter businesses who attend, sponsor or donate auction items to the Ball, but we are always aiming to grow the event at a time when research funding is hard to come by.
“It’s wonderful that so many people are willing to help. It shows just how much the work of our researchers is valued by Hunter business people, and I can assure you the feeling is mutual.”
- What | HMRI Fundraising Ball
- When | Saturday, September 6
- Time | Drinks from 6.30pm
- Where |Newcastle City Hall
- Cost | $250 per person or $2500 for a table of 10
- RSVP | Online