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:: Spotlight :: Fundraising event for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Several high quality performers and emerging artists have joined forces for a special show in the Gershwin Room at The Esplanade Hotel to raise money and awareness for the Olivia Newton John Cancer Centre. The event occurs on Thursday, December 14 from 8.30pm. Doors open 7.30pm.

Performers on the night include; Grace Knight, the McClymont Sisters, Kate Alexa, Carmen Fraser, Lillian Thoms and Abbie Cardwell, plus special guests.

One in every three Australians is touched by cancer. The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre will be a world class facility providing treatment for all cancers. The Centre also provides a range of services and facilities for cancer care, research, education and training. The Centre will also offer complimentary therapies such as patient support programs, meditation and relaxation to benefit the whole person – body mind and spirit.

Olivia Newton-John said, “I am proud to put my name to this Cancer Centre, a Centre that will provide excellence in clinical as well as therapeutical care - caring for the whole person. It's a Centre that I dreamed of when I was going through cancer. You can help me build a cancer centre like no other in the country at the Austin Hospital. It will provide new therapies not available anywhere else in Australia.”

During the evening, fantastic prizes generously donated by local businesses will be raffled off to raise additional funds for the Centre. The night will also feature super-screen messages from other high profile Australians and a tribute to a number of brave Australian artists who have lost their battle with cancer this year including Belinda Emmett, Pete Wells, Roger Treble and Ian Rilen.

Tickets are $30 (Available at Espy box office)

For more information, visit

www.oliviaappeal.com