On Saturday 19 June 2021, over 250 guests attended the Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund’s You’re the Stars Trivia Gala event at the QT, Canberra.
After not being able to hold our annual gala event in 2020 due to COVID-19, in 2021 we held our first ever “You’re The Stars” Trivia Gala. This theme was chosen to show our supporters that they are the “stars”; to thank them for their support and shine a light on them as the “stars” of the evening.
We are very thankful to our supporters and happy to announce that $25,955.00 was raised from our “You’re The Stars” Trivia Gala.
People really got into the spirit of the night, with many going to great effort with their costumes and interpreting the theme in different and interesting ways. There were photographs taken on the red carpet on arrival as people entered the room, which was staged with lighting by Eclipse Lighting and Sound to add a colourful ambiance to the room.
Once everyone was seated the wonderful Michael Bower MC announced for people to look under their dinner plates as there was a lucky door prize for not just one person, but one person on each table. Special thanks to Mel’s Massage for kindly donating the many lucky door prizes. We had lots of fun challenging ourselves with the trivia questions and Michael did a great job hosting the evening.
During the evening we took time to watch a special slideshow about Dainere and reflected on Dainere and all the children who inspire us to continue to work towards finding a cure for paediatric brain tumours.
There was a lot of interest in the silent auction, live auction, raffle and merchandise for sale and we remain thankful to our partners who made generous donations and our supporters who purchased raffle tickets, made donations and bid generously on items.
Much fun was had dancing to the sounds of Baby Boss Groove. It certainly was a sight to see the various characters from Disney, Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, classic movies and various others dancing together.
So many people commented on the love and support in the room, it really was a great “vibe”. An aim of the evening was to reconnect with old friends and make new friends and we certainly achieved that. The Dainere’s Rainbow family are humbled by the love, support and generosity of all who attended. We look forward to coming together again to raise awareness and much-needed funds for paediatric brain tumour research. 100% of all funds raised go to Associate Professor Ziegler, at The Sydney Children’s Hospital, to continue his inspirational work making a difference for children and families.
Monique Mendez Dainere’s Rainbow Committee Member