Australia’s first virtually connected fundraising dinner, The Longest Table – United We Dine, is being launched this Wednesday at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
The exciting new event, to be held on Saturday 26 October 2013, will raise money for Australian Breast Cancer Research (ABCR) and Australian Prostate Cancer (APC) in affiliation with The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF).
“The idea is to have hundreds of people hosting dinners at their homes, office boardrooms or even restaurants with their family, friends, colleagues or clients," said THRF CEO Paul Flynn. "These will all be linked together, and to ‘The Longest Table Studio’, by technology, with live-streamed music and entertainment, prize draws and an online auction all on offer on the one night.”
From today, hosts can register their individual dinner parties and send invitations through The Longest Table website at www.thelongesttable.com.au/ Guests can RSVP, make a donation and bid for the fantastic auction prizes all conveniently online at the site. Guests will have exclusive access to a “What Can I Bring?” pre-auction where they can bid on guest chefs, wine packages, waiters, caterers, babysitters and lots more to help create an unforgettable night.
There has already been much support for this unique idea, with ambassadors in the community championing Australia’s first ever virtually connected dinner at home.
“Everyone we talk to tells someone else about the event, it is really firing people's imaginations to create a unique experience they can share with friends, from pizza parties to full-scale black tie dinners," Mr Flynn said.
"We’ve had a fantastic response and our goal is to make this a premier event on the social calendar.”
Breast and prostate cancer are two of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Australia with 1 in 9 women affected by breast cancer and 1 in 4 men developing prostate cancer.
“Sadly everyone has been touched by cancer at some stage," Mr Flynn said. "Money raised from The Longest Table will go towards funding vital medical research into the detection, management and treatment of these all too frequently diagnosed cancers, as well as preventing the metastatic spread of the disease.”
Media are invited to attend the launch:
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
5.30pm - 7.00pm
Panorama Suite, Adelaide Convention Centre
Please RSVP or for more information contact:
Fiona Smithson - Communications Director THRF (08) 7002 0815 or [email protected]
Fiona Smithson - Communications Director, THRFP: (08) 7002 0815