2016 CIKA Celebration Dinner Dance

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2016 CIKA Celebration Dinner Dance - Cancer in Kids @ RCH - CIKA

Celebrate 36 years of CIKA!

This was the call that attracted eighty supporters to QPO in Kew on a cold, wet July night, for an eveing of fun and dancing. We are really grateful to Colleen Clift who organised the venue, to the students at Methodist Ladies' College who provided a stunning selection of baskets for the silent auction, and to RCH stalwart, Mary McGowan, who took over as MC at the last minute when our patron, Channel Seven's Peter Mitchell, was unfortunate enough to be struck down by laryngitis.

Mary McGowan opens proceedings.
Julie Casilli (left) and Jenny Carafa give Mary
their full attention.


Guests danced to the music of the seventies and eighties, and enjoyed the hospitality of QPO where we were made most welcome. CIKA appreciates the help that we were given in organising this event.

We are most grateful to The Woodpeckers, a group of long-time CIKA supporters who used the dinner dance as an opportunity to present a cheque for $4,000 to help in our fight against childhood cancer. This brought the total for the evening to $12,427.



Marguerite, representing The Woodpeckers, looks very happy
for someone who has just handed over a cheque for $4,000
while CIKA president, Sandra Lehrer (right) is thinking about
how to spend it in support of cancer research. We are very
grateful to The Woodpeckers for their ongoing generosity.


Three former patients were able to catch up.

Another group of friends reminisce.

Our roving magician provided entertainment
and was even able to distract guests from
their delicious food.


Silent auction items made an impressive
display. A big thank you to all our donors.


There was magic in the air everywhere.

The Webb girls had the opportunity for some hot gossip.