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WELCOME TO TUXEDO JUNCTION 2017 A message from Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper

A message from 2017 Tuxedo Junction Committee Chair Richard Armstrong

It is once again my pleasure to welcome you to the Tuxedo Junction Charity Ball and thank you for your continued support of this wonderful event. With the support of events like Tuxedo Junction, Victoria’s world-renowned researchers are able to make pivotal breakthroughs to help us achieve our vision of a cancer-free future.

On behalf of the Tuxedo Junction Committee, I would like to welcome you to our 2017 event and offer a collective thank you to everyone who has helped us make this event so special. Todd Harper

Thanks to your support, our scientists are currently recruiting 50,000 Australians for a ground-breaking study investigating the causes of cancer, including the role that genes, lifestyle and environment play. The Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study is one of the largest research groups this country has ever seen and could be a game changer for cancer prevention. Your generosity is also helping fund a new campaign that aims to save lives by increasing participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program from 39% to 50% by 2021. We are also committed to closing the gap by reducing the significantly higher cancer mortality rates experienced in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Our new three year plan and new partnerships with Aboriginal organisations aim to improve screening and support services. These are incredibly important and exciting projects that will make a real difference to people living with cancer and their families, and they couldn’t be done without you.


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Our past committees, most Richard Armstrong recently under the stewardship of Mark Staples but continuing to be driven by the energy of Kate Bonser, have grown this event into a significant contributor to the funding of cancer research in Victoria. The support we receive from Cancer Council Victoria is much appreciated. Tuxedo Junction is a highlight of the fundraising calendar. As we enter our second decade of contribution to cancer research in Victoria, it’s worth remembering that the funds raised tonight support many talented researchers. Their valuable work extends our knowledge of this group of diseases and improves outcomes for those affected. We are all either directly or indirectly touched by cancer in our lives so we should be proud of any contribution we can make to this effort. As you will know, Tuxedo Junction has generated well over $1million in research funding since inception and last year we were able to raise a further $150,000 for cancer research. I’m certain this year’s event will again make a significant contribution and, for that, we thank you in anticipation. Please enjoy your evening and thank you for including Tuxedo Junction within your portfolio of annual giving.

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The Michael Leon and Hannah Roth Award 2017 (Supporting the work of Dr Jake Shortt and Professor Ricky Johnstone)

The Imperium Group Research Award 2015 (Supporting the work of Associate Professor Richard Pearson and Dr Katherine Hannan)

The Imperium Group Research Award

The Imperium Group Research Award

The Miriam Fardon Research Award

The Paulusz Family Research Award

In Memorium – The Peter Ruthven Award

The Tuxedo Junction All Aboard Research Award

The Slater & Gordon Research Award

The Tuxedo Junction Artists Award

The Margaret ‘Mavis’ O’Dea Award 2015 (Supporting the work of Cancer Council Victoria’s Forgotten Cancers Project)

2016 The Imperium Group Research Award 2016 (Supporting the work of Dr Mark Shackleton and Associate Professor Kieran Harvey)

The Rosie James Award 2015 (Supporting the work of Dr Andrew Deans and Dr Alessandro Costa)

The Tuxedo 1000 Club Award


The Miriam Fardon Award 2015 (Supporting the work of Dr Sherene Loi and Associate Professor Kieran Harvey)

The Rae Martens Award

The Chris Dobinson Award 2015 (Supporting the work of Dr Andrew Deans and Dr Alessandro Costa)


The Rosie James Award 2016 (Supporting the work of Dr Sherene Loi)


The Miriam Fardon Research Award


The Chris Dobinson Award 2016 (Supporting the work of Dr Mark Shackleton and Associate Professor Kieran Harvey)

The Imperium Group Award 2014 (Supporting the work of Associate Professor Michael Kershaw and Associate Professor Phil Darcy)

The Slater & Gordon Research Award

The Imperium Group Research Award

The Pamela Irving Award

The Seeley Gratitude to God Research Award

The Roma Caneva Award 2016 (Supporting the work of Dr James Murphy, Dr Silvia Alvarez-Diaz and Associate Professor Matthias Ernst)

The Miriam Fardon Award 2014 (Supporting the work of Associate Professor Ricky Johnstone)



The Imperium Group Research Award

The Tuxedo Junction Research Award

The Miriam Fardon Research Award

The Seeley Gratitude to God Research Award

The Brady Vision Award 2016 (Supporting the work of Dr Peter James, Professor Dimitar Kikolov and Dr Elgene Lim) The Michael Leon and Hannah Roth Award 2016 (Supporting the work of Dr Jake Shortt and Professor Ricky Johnstone)

The generosity shown at this event contributes to the first class research projects that we are able to fund. These research projects will beneift cancer patients for generatons to come. Todd Harper



The Paulusz Family Foundation Research Award 2014 (Supporting the work of Professor Pavel Lobachevsky, Professor Roger Martin and Dr Olga Martin) The Rosie James Award 2014 (Supporting the work of Dr Patrick Humbert) The Tuxedo Project 2014 (Supporting the work of Associate Professor Kieran Harvey)

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The Tuxedo Junction Award The Imperium Capital Group Award

The Imperium Group Research Award

The Jill Lindsay Award

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The highly anticipated fabulous Tuxedo Junction live show is dedicated to the friends and families of the performers.

Thomas Lacey Thomas recently starred in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical as Scott Hastings - a leading role that showcased him as an extraordinary triple threat.  He has also just toured as featured vocalist with Hugh Jackman in Broadway to Oz and travelled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to perform with The Tap Pack. Thomas amassed a large fan base from his role as Ben Tickle in the ABC’s hit teen series Dance Academy.  His theatre credits include The Magic Faraway Tree (Garry Ginivan Productions), Singin’ in the Rain, Oliver! (Melbourne and Singapore), The Wizard of Oz (GFO/SEL) and for The Production Company - The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie and Oklahoma!  A career highlight was performing in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. Having commenced dancing at the age of two at the May Downs School of Dance, Thomas trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary Dance and Acrobatics.  He has also trained at Danceworx in Ballroom, Latin and New Vogue. Phoebe Panaretos 

Glen Moriarty - MC

Patrick Studios Australia

With an 11 year stint as a reporter for Channel 9’s Postcards travel show Glen Moriarty has been a regular on Australian television screens since 2005, a one eyed Magpies supporter, he is also an integral part of the Digital media Team for the Collingwood Football Club. His other charitable endeavours include supporting the Royal Melbourne Music Therapy Programme, The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and Treasure Chest Charity.

PSA is one of Australia’s leading performing arts institutions offering a plethora of specialised courses to develop and push the country’s next generation of young vibrant performers. The full-time programs at PSA are run in conjunction with Swinburne University, giving students recognised qualifications at the end of their training.PSA is home to diverse and challenging courses that are directed by this country’s leading professionals. European Cabaret Principal, Todd Patrick directs the Full-Time Performing Arts course, which encompasses the country’s most sought after teachers and choreographers. The course has the highest alumni employment rate in the Country and maintains some of the strongest connections with current industry professionals. Broadway and West End Choreographer, Andrew Hallsworth, directs an elite two year full-time Musical Theatre Course, producing a multitude of successful alumni, who are seen performing not only across Australia but in the World’s most recognised theatre’s. Patrick Studios now offers The Academy- High School of Performing Arts which supports year 7-12 students who wish to complete their VCE whilst undertaking comprehensive performing arts training. Patrick Studios offers a complete support and training system from school all the way through the lifespan of their careers.

The producers of Tuxedo Junction reserve the right to change the programme without notice.


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Phoebe Panaretos made her professional debut in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Oliver! when she was just 11. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts she was cast in the Television series Mr and Mrs Murder. Lucy toured through Asia with the production of ‘Thomas and The Hidden Treasure’ and was also in The Production Company’s season of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. In 2014, Phoebe made international headlines after being handpicked by Baz Luhrmann to play the lead role of Fran in the world premiere musical adaptation ‘Strictly Ballroom The Musical’ for which she was nominated for Helpmann and Green Room Awards for Best Female In A Musical. In 2016 Phoebe performed as Connie Francis in Dream Lover directed by Simon Philips for the Gordon Frost Organisation and most recently she played the role of Whatsername in the Australian premiere of American Idiot at Brisbane’s Playhouse Theatre, directed by Craig Ilott. Paris Dragqueen “Paris” Melbourne’s foremost showgirl about town has been entertaining audiences internationally for over thirty years with her over the top burlesque male review shows. As the Dame would tell you herself “it’s all about the colour and movement so sit back and fasten your seatbelt because you’re in for one hell of a bumpy ride”.

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HD Entertainment

The May Downs School of Dancing

Eugene Hamilton

The B# Big Band

Latin Champion Hooman Ebadi, partnered with the beautiful and talented Dalena Leggieri are Melbourne based performers, choreographers and teachers. This energetic and vibrant couple bring with them years of dance experience in Latin and Jazz. In 2015 they were privileged to re-create the famous Strictly Ballroom Paso Doble Routine, with Paul Mercurio himself. This talented team embodies a beautiful energy that encapsulates the definition of vibrant and colourful dance. Their aim is to entertain and to bring with each performance a sense of artistic freedom that can only be created through talented and charismatic choreography.

The May Downs School of Dancing is a Melbourne institution and has been teaching dance for over 100 years. The Principal is Renie Ann Martini who is supported by a dedicated and multi talented professional staff who teach Ballet ‘RAD’, Tap ‘CSTD’, Jazz, Acrobatics and singing. It certainly is one Fantastic Dance School. Famous names that have been through the school include the likes of Kelvin Coe, Yvonne Barrett, Patti Newton, Pat Carol, Denise Drysdale and David Atkins, to mention just a few. Students are well disciplined and trained for professional work. They have appeared recently in Velvet, Hello Dolly, Matilda, The Sound of Music, Cats, Strictly Ballroom, The King and I, Les Miserables, numerous Australian Ballet productions, Australian Opera and the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris to name a few. This is a very exciting school that opens doors to many opportunities.

Have you heard people talking about the ‘total man’, the ‘ultimate star’ or even Mr Dynamite’? Eugene is Australia’s most dramatic, daring and charismatic vocal artiste. His rich tenor voice is complemented by a deep understanding of jazz ballet, formal disco technique, liturgical dance, and primitive fertility rites. You must have heard about his million-dollar wardrobe... You may have been among the fanatical hordes who flocked to see this ‘Man Wonder’ front the wildly successful ‘Stone Cold Boners’, or experienced the mindexpanding power of his ‘Grooveathon’.

Brought together by the Big Band passion of Henry K in 2003, the B# Big Band is being increasingly enjoyed by jazz, swing, groove and dance fans all around Melbourne. B# are a dance band, a lounge band and a functions band - a band that guarantees to get toes a-tapping, hearts a-pounding and dance floors filled.

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Eugene will dazzle you with gems from the entire musical spectrum Swing, Latin, Cabaret, Soul, Schmaltz, Vegas, Country ’n’ Western, Soft Metal, Sea Shanties, Oompapa and perhaps, some occasional Disco and Pop. Eugene brings great emotional warmth and traditional manhood to the stage in each performance. And each performance is a triumph! He is Eugene, hear him roar!

The band consists of Melbourne’s highest calibre and experienced jazz and session musicians - including those that are regular band members in various theatre productions, and on TV shows such as ‘Dancing With The Stars’ & ‘The Logie Awards’. Combined with B#’s ability to re-create the magic of the 30s, 40s and 50s swing eras, through to horn filled 60s and 70s dance anthems, you’re assured entertainment of the highest quality and professionalism. See and hear what all the B# fuss is about on July 29th as B# teams up for an 11th year in a row with Tuxedo Junction at The Plaza Ballroom.

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From the desk of Michael .L Roth


There is no doubt in my mind, that the men and women who have gathered here this evening to support Tuxedo Junction, would have at some stage in their lives suffered as a result of cancer.

My brother Rudi was blessed to be referred to Dr Robert Stanley, a gifted, kind and gentle oncologist, who explained to my brother that if he did not have treatment, he would not last three months.

People who have supported loved ones during their cancer treatment can comprehend the pain and anguish of dealing on a daily basis with their fight to survive.

I encouraged my brother to take the treatment. There have been times I wish I had not tried to save him, for the truth was he was beyond saving. Watching him suffer so much was heart wrenching. For eight months I watched my brother suffer the pain of his treatment. At the end I lost my only brother, who I dearly loved.

My own journey with cancer commenced when I was 41 years old. At that time I was fortunate to be referred by my GP to meet a gifted plastic surgeon, the late Bill Wilson. I can recall so vividly Bill telling me he had to do a job on me as I had a melanoma in my lip.

It was during the time of my brother’s journey that I made the decision to contact Kate Bonser to make a two-year commitment to Cancer Council Victoria to sponsor a research program.

Strangely when he diagnosed my problem, I didn’t comprehend the health risk that I was confronted with, rather I asked him how I will look after he had worked me over - such is vanity and life.

Cancer, as we all know, is a disease that attacks indiscriminately. It is a disease that all of us can contract without warning. It is a disease that each and every one of us must take affirmative action to defeat.

As a result of my own close encounter with the dreaded disease, whenever I was approached to donate to a cancer charity, I never said no. My son carries on the tradition of giving to cancer. When I began my support of research into cancer about 20 months ago, my only brother advised me he had been diagnosed with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma.


Losing a loved one is a hard course for us to accept. It is my hope all of you who are present tonight will open your hearts and give generously to this important cause, which I commend to all of you.

Name A Research Award in recognition of the vital research that is helping to improve cancer outcomes. Help Victoria’s brightest minds make breakthroughs that are critical in improving the prevention and treatment of all cancers. This is your chance to create a lasting legacy. The Research Award can carry your name, your organisation’s name, or be named in honour of someone you care deeply about. Victoria’s five-year survival rate is now at 67 per cent – the highest it has ever been. That’s largely due to breakthroughs in cancer research, better detection, and improved treatments. Tuxedo Junction is proud to say it supports such work by funding research into various cancers including breast, bone, prostate, melanoma, leukaemia and lymphoma.

Prof Ricky Johnstone and Sonney Roth

Every year, hundreds of researchers apply to Cancer Council Victoria for funding, but with limited funds we can only support so many. Help Cancer Council Victoria support more researchers and reduce the impact of all cancers for all Victorians. Who will you honour in 2017? Inclusions: Naming Rights to 1 x 2017 Research Award and use of the Cancer Council Victoria logo applicable (conditions apply). Fully tax deductible. You will be acknowledged for your generosity in Cancer


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The Roma Caneva Award

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TWO SUNDAY FORMULA ONE RENAULT TORQUE BAR TICKETS 2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Melbourne

DOGMA AND CATALYST by Pamela Irving These two paintings are inspired by Pamela’s travels to Pacific Islands. The gridded structure is reminiscent of bark tapa cloth used for decorative and ceremonial uses in many Island communities.

Located in the heart of the action on Pit Straight, this is the suite for those who love the full day out. With DJ’s playing tunes throughout the day and a relaxed lounge vibe to go with it, the Renault Torque Bar outdoor cocktail garden is the perfect way to network, socialise and experience one of Melbourne’s most exhilarating events Donated By: Australian Grand Prix Corporation.

She has incorporated her faithful dog Larry and her Tom Cat character into the grids giving them a more contemporary feel. The limited palette and repetitive patterns are also influenced by tribal and primitive art. Acrylic On Canvas


LUNCH WITH RICHO Matthew “Richo” Richardson was the Richmond Football Club’s key forward through the late 1990s and the 2000s, the club’s leading goal scorer thirteen times and was selected in the All Australian team in 1996, 1999 and 2008. He is regarded by many as one of the greatest players of the modern era because of his marking prowess, speed and stamina. Drawing from an abundance of luscious seafood, fresh Australian produce and regional Australian wines, the Box on Collins experience will be one you always remember. The creative team of chefs will cater to your individual function requirements with the freshest, highest quality seafood sourced from sustainable stocks. Dedicated floor staff will ensure that your event is hosted with personal attention in the flexible function area of this beautiful and cosmopolitan Collins Street venue.

Logistics: Free Melbourne Metro Delivery or collection from Cancer Council Victoria Donated by: Pamela Irving Pamela Irving Studio and Gallery 68

Conditions: Subject to Availability after October 16th 2017, Restaurant Voucher

Patterson Road

to value of $1000

Bentleigh, 3204 Ph 9557 2688

Donated By: BOX on Collins and Matthew Richardson Web:


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TUXEDO JUNCTION GOTTA DANCE 2017 - Charity Ball Supporting Cancer Council Victoria








Lunch With David Boon at Pure South Dining Menu:

With the most advanced features in European appliance design and technology, Blanco creates a kitchen experience for the “true professional”. Blanco designs a stylish and eye-catching range with a host of innovative features to make your life easier. Quality without compromise for over 90 years.

Possibly Tasmania’s all-time favourite cricketing son, David Boon was a pugnacious right-handed batsman who served his state and country with enormous distinction. He was not always the most stylish player, but for what he lacked in fluency he more than compensated with his ardour for occupying the crease and accumulating runs when they were most needed.

Entree: St Helens ‘Lease 65’ Oysters & Tasmanian Seafood plates to share

Package Includes:

At the time of his retirement, Boon had scored 7422 Test runs at 43.65 (second only to Allan Border) for Australia, including 21 centuries (the same number of Test hundreds as another Australian great - Neil Harvey), and 99 catches. He was Australia’s fifth highest run scorer in history and fifth most capped Australian player. His tally of 107 Test matches between 1984/85 and 1995/96 made him only the second Australian after Allan Border to play 100 Tests. Now an ICC Elite Official a former Cricket Australian selector, Head of Cricket Department for Tasmanian Cricket and a talking plastic doll icon for VB: David’s dry wit and clever repertoire keeps audiences mesmerised and looking back fondly on an era full of characters. His legend also lives on at the ground in his home city of Launceston where the major stand has been named after him.

60 cm 7 Function Built in Electric Oven 60 cm Gas Cooktop including Wok Burner 60 cm Fully Built in Microwave 60 cm Under Cupboard Integrated Rangehood 60 cm 8 Program, 15 Place, Freestanding Dishwasher

Dessert: King Island Dairy Cheeses Wines: A selection of Pipers Brook Estate wines

Pure South Dining is a modern Melbourne eatery that draws inspiration from farmers, fishermen and artisan producers of Tasmania including King Island & Flinders Island. We can trace our world class produce to ethical farmers, fishermen and artisan producers, in Tasmania, King Island and Flinders Island, who all enjoy the luxury of the cleanest seas, the lushest fields and most pristine air measured on the planet. Our ethos is reinforced with regular visits to the apple isle to meet with these farmers and producers, people we know by name and call our friends, and by taking the time to discover their stories where we share a common philosophy.

Delivery: Melbourne Metropolitan Area Warranty:Two years manufacturer’s warranty Specs:See Display or online at for Spec Sheets Web:,


Main Course: King Island grass fed beef

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TUXEDO JUNCTION GOTTA DANCE 2017 - Charity Ball Supporting Cancer Council Victoria

Conditions: Subject to Availability (October-November 2017) Item is for 10 guests including David Boon. Item delivered as advertised, dates subject to availability. Black- out periods apply.


BALI PRIVATE VILLA ESCAPE for up to 6 People for 7 Nights


Two storey private plantation style home near Seminyak •

Three double bedrooms and study – master with ensuite

Open plan dining and two lounge areas for relaxation

Large pool and outdoor dining and seating

Fully self-contained, all modern conveniences w/ daily housekeeping

Includes airport transfers and House Chef

Private Driver available on request*



Get ready to shake your groove thing as Australia’s most successful home-grown musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT rocks in to Melbourne! The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever, featuring a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including IT’S RAINING MEN, I WILL SURVIVE, FINALLY, and many more. Based on the Oscar-winning film, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three mates who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime.

Supplied by: Signed and Framed Conditions: Flights not included. Limited availability for school holidays. Taking

Returning to the Regent Theatre this January for its 10th Anniversary celebration tour!

bookings for 2018. Valid until end 2018. ^Food costs apply to House Chef. *Daily rate plus fuel for Private Driver.

Inclusions For 10 guests:


PERSONAL FRENCH CHEF AND WAITER AT HOME FOR 8 Enjoy a full 4-course tailored French meal for yourself and 7 guests. You will delight in the culinary skills of your private chef Sebastien Piel, who has worked at a host of top rated kitchens in London and Paris through to Michelin Star rated restaurants throughout France. Now in Melbourne and yours for a night, Sebastien will prepare a delicious fanfare of stunning cuisine ideal for the even the fussiest gastronome. Don’t lift a finger as you will also be served by your own waiter, all in the comfort and splendour of your own home. An incredible culinary indulgence awaits!

Supplied by: Signed & Framed Conditions: Subject to Availability. Metro-Melbourne only. Valid for 7 months. Includes 6 bottles of Pinot Noir.


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• Premium Dress Circle seating • Access to your own private suite for 1 ¾ hours pre-show, at interval and 1 hour post show • Your own private host and wait staff • French champagne on arrival • Four course menu including alternate entrée main desserts and cheese course • Beverage package including premium sparkling, white, red and dessert wines, beers spirits, liqueurs and soft drinks • Cocktails and premium ice cream served at interval

Conditions: Packages are limited and subject to availability. Supplied by: Marriner Group

191 Collins Street Melbourne 03 9299 9873

• Premium chocolates • Souvenir programme – 1 per couple • Private washroom facilities

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ITEM #10

TUXEDO JUNCTION LIVE AUCTION THAILAND PRIVATE VILLA on Golf Course in Phuket for 4 People 6 Nights with Round of Golf on top rated course Perfect for 4 friends or a family to enjoy this modern Private Villa overlooking the course and the natural surrounds of beautiful Phuket. Two-bedroom Villa with all modern conveniences plus a Private Swimming Pool, jacuzzi and outdoor lounge. Master bedroom with ensuite and spa bath. You have access to the resort and facilities while it’s only 10 mins from local shopping by taxi or hire a driver to enjoy stunning beaches and major tourist destinations. Included are 4 x Golf Vouchers to Loch Palm which is amongst the top courses in Asia.

Supplied By: Signed and Framed T’s and C’s: Flights not included. Valid for 12 months. Upgrades available.

TUXEDO JUNCTION POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP Cancer Council Victoria Post-Doctoral Fellowships; funding the brains of the future. It’s a dream at the moment but after tonight… Cancer Council Victoria Post-Doctoral Fellowships provide scientists who have recently completed a PhD with support for an additional year of research. It’s about investing in the next generation of researchers who will shape the future on how we prevent, detect and treat cancer.  $75,000 funds a post-doctoral fellow for one year.  This covers salary and salary on-costs as well as some minor operational support. Too often some of our best and brightest young researchers are unable to persue their potentially ground-breaking work because of a lack of available funding.

Phuket Airport transfers and Housekeeping are included.

2016 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Recipient Dr Amy Winship Dr Amy Winship  received a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2016, enabling her to complete  her PhD research projects into endometrial cancer and fertility for female cancer patients and has since gained a four year NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Fellowship to progress her research.    Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer in the world and, alarmingly its incidence is increasing.  There is currently no screening  test and treatment options are limited. “As a female scientist and being passionate about female reproductive health, I think it’s important for women struggling with cancer, or infertility, to know that there are dedicated researchers working on these problems.”

Dr Amy Winship


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TUXEDO JUNCTION GOTTA DANCE 2017 - Charity Ball Supporting Cancer Council Victoria



*Images shown on opposite page represent details, not whole representations, of Pamela Irving’s works

Larry La Trobe, Pamela’s iconic bronze dog has moved safely into storage into storage by The City of Melbourne. Larry – a favourite amongst city dwellers and tourists will emerge again to regain his rightful place guarding the new city square!

Pamela’s beautiful and exquisite mosaics will be showing in Hobart this year at the Mawson Pavilion in an exhibition timed to co-inside with the Australian and New Zealand Mosaic Symposium August 2017. This exhibition is being sponsored by the Hobart City Council.

AA1) OWLBAMA (2015 Signed Limited Edition Print 2/30) AA2) ALBERTA & OWLFREDO (2016 2 x Signed Limited Edition Prints 6/30) AA3) THE TOUCAN TEAM (2013 Signed Limited Edition Print 5/30) AA4) TRIBAL TWEET (2014 Signed Limited Edition Print 5/30)


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AA7) YOLO MAN & THE BRUEGEL’S GRIET (2015 Signed Limited Edition Print 3/12) AA8) YOLO MAN & THE FEMME FATALE (2015 Signed Limited Edition Print 3/12) AA9) YOLO MAN & THE CERBERUS (2015 Signed Limited Edition Print 3/12) AA10) YOLO MAN (2015 Signed Limited Edition Print)

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AA5) PRETTY BOY (2013 Signed Limited Edition Print 6/30

AA6) YOLO MAN & THE IRREPRESSIBLE BEAST (2015 Signed Limited Edition Print 3/12)

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Where is Larry?

In Conversation with Grandma

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Pamela has personally selected works this year including prints from the Yolo Man and The Apocalyptic Alphabet series of 26 works in pen and ink. These prints from a limited edition of 12 are signed and framed feature Yolo Man with creatures inspired by mythology and the apocalyptic creatures seen in the mosaics and paintings of artists including Bosch and Bruegel.

The Irreverent Tales exhibition will contain some of Pamela ‘s early works from 1984 to recent paintings, prints and mosaics. Some of the works have not previously been shown in Australia and she is looking forward to being reunited with one work is being loaned from Museum Victoria and has not been seen publicly since 1992.

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The sale of these works provides our guests with both the opportunity to take home collectable valuable and gorgeous works as well as make a meaningful contribution.

“Renowned for her humour and quirky mischievous characters, Pamela Irving’s Irreverent Tales is an entertaining and witty exhibition, destined to evoke smiles from delighted patrons. Her enthralling Yolo Man will be displayed alongside His Apocalyptic Alphabet with intriguing references to famous artworks throughout art history. …”

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Tuxedo Junction and Pamela Irving are proud this year to showcase some of Pamela’s most recent works to honour her family and her community. Pamela’s support of this event and the funds raised for cancer research form a significant contribution to the outstanding result we achieve each year.

ARTSPACE Gallery – Dates: 22nd June – 29th July 2017, City of Whitehorse

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It’s A Big Year For Pamela Irving

Irreverent Tales

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Art has always played a special part in our fundraising at Tuxedo Junction. Each year beautiful collectable artworks are carefully chosen and sourced. This year we are especially grateful to Pamela Irving who has been advising and sharing her expertise and passion since day 1 of Tuxedo Junction.





Distinguished guests, ladies and gentleman,

The latest statistics show that:

It is a wonderful honour to be able to speak on behalf of my brother Jon

1 in 12 Australians will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime.

The following companies and individuals have

About 15,000 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year

array of items that make up our Silent Auction. We

and my sister Michele and all our families who are here tonight Tomorrow, the 7th of August, will mark the 39th year since the passing of our mother Roma Caneva from the complications of bowel cancer. On August 20th

this year she would have celebrated her 90th birthday…August means so much to our family.

Roma Caneva was diagnosed with bowel cancer in Jan 1977 and

immediately the prognosis was not good. After a complicated operation

that saw her bowel completely removed she was too unwell even to start any cancer therapies. In those days there were no standard cancer

and some 1,000 are under the age of 50.

Around 77 Australians die each week from bowel cancer

If detected early, around 90 per cent of bowel cancer cases can be

generously supported us by donating a wonderful

We have a huge range of items available to bid on in tonight’s Silent Auction. The items are located in the ballroom and can be seen and bid on using your tables’ custom Bidding Tablet, or your phone at Bidding on your phone is simple when using the venue’s wifi ‘Plaza Guest’ and password ‘Tuxbids’. To place a bid, see page 27 for instructions, or view the advice card on your table. The MC will also provide guidance throughout the evening. For some items in tonight’s Silent Auction, you will have the chance to ‘Match & Win’ as some donors have provided more than one item. The Silent Auction will close at approximately 10:30pm, but there will be announcements to let you know when the bidding will cease.

thank them and are grateful for their support.

successfully treated.

Alexandra Blak

Snooze South Wharf

Major risk factors include a personal or family history of the disease &

Alistair Trung

Larissa's for Hair (03) 9598 2731

Stanley Black and Decker


Lifestyle Portraits www.

Studio Zee

Aura Homes

Linear Hair and Beauty

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Mandate Male Review

Summerfield Winery & Accomodation

being 50+ years old

protocols and so it was decided she would go home and try to manage

So much more research must be done. That is why we are so very proud and

strength. But that was not to be.Less than seven months after that

project in her honour … research into the treatment and causes of colorectal

Betty McDowell Lingerie

Marie Jensen

cancer in adults, older people and Indigenous Australians at the Walter and

Bistrot d'Orsay

Marriner Group

Eliza Hall Institute by reserachers Dr James Murphy, Dr Silvia Alvarez-Diaz,

Bottega Restaurant

Melbourne Aces

and Associate Professor Matthias Ernst.

Bouzy Rouge

Melbourne Grand Prix

become first time parents, I had begun a news cadetship at the ABC and

While for us this is a great tribute to our mother it is also for all the other

Box Hill Golf Club

Michael Albrecht

Chugg Entertainment

Miss Louise

for the loss. And no medical explanation could satisfy our need to know

families out there in the future. Ongoing and rigorous research in Australia is the only way to ensure that other families don't lose loved ones too soon. In

Coburg Brewing

Moonee Valley Racing Club

joining with the Cancer Council of Victoria and the Walter and Eliza Hall



Institute researchers we look forward to following their research endeavours.

Cork And Canvas

O'Brien Group Arena

small way towards improving bowel cancer outcomes and now the Cancer

I would like to personally thank the committee members of Tuxedo Junction,

Cuckoo Restaurant

Palace Theatres

Dainty International

Phillip Island 3 Parks

complain about any aches or pains or what we now know would have

especially our friends Mick and Ali O’Dea who first introduced us to the

possibilities…to Kate Bonser for her energy and wonderful support… and

Elite Sporting Tours

Phoenix Beauty Therapy

Also to Dr David Speakman for his enduring enthusiasm for cancer research

Family Feud Experience (Family Fued Facebook Page)

Picture This Ballooning

Frontier Touring

Puffing Billy

Private Donations Gratefully received from:


Sandringham Golf Practice Range

Fetherston Family

with the external bowel bag-system and maybe regain some of her operation and just a few weeks before her 51st birthday she died. For any family the loss of a mother is devastating…and we were no

different. Dad was just 49 years old. Jon and his then wife Luisa had just Michele was just a young teenager at school. Nothing could prepare us why there was no cure for bowel cancer.

So it has been a life long ambition for our family to try to help in some

Council of Victoria has given us that opportunity. Mum was not a person to been severe and painful advanced symptoms. She continued to ignore

them until she could no longer pretend nothing was wrong. The cancer juggernaut had begun.

grateful to be able to fund in such a very small way the naming of a research

and for his time in providing a wonderful tour of the amazing new Peter Mac Cancer Centre.

Today medical science has moved a long way towards early detection of

To all those who are nearest and dearest and seated on our table tonight

Globe Husk

Scally + Trombone/ Smart Alec

yes 2016 has now seen all of us have our regular picolax day (or as my

the hope alive for a cure for cancer …cancer of any kind ….and do whatever

ITV Studios Australia/The Chase, The Voice

Serena Lindeman Millinery

bowel and colon cancer…all three of us have regular colonoscopies and brother prefers to call it the fleet treatment).


thank you for your love. Can I also encourage all of you here tonight to keep

you can to help. And to our mother, we miss you so very much......Thank you.

TUXEDO JUNCTION GOTTA DANCE 2017 - Charity Ball Supporting Cancer Council Victoria

TUXEDO JUNCTION GOTTA DANCE 2017 - Charity Ball Supporting Cancer Council Victoria

Taikka The Leveson The Social Golf Club The Westin Melbourne Tina Arena Toni and Guy The Bicycle Store Villa Allu - Greg and Megan Keith Virgin Active Health Club Vitality Brands Vortex Air

Peter Hays Sam Emerson Simon Forbes




1. The Main Auction will commence at the discretion of the auctioneer and continue until all items have been auctioned. 2. Where practicable all auction items will be on display prior to the commencement of the Main and Silent Auctions and are deemed to have been inspected by purchasers. 3. Main Auction: The Auctioneer will be in charge of the bidding and any disputes will be decided by him. 4. Main Auction: The Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse any bid declaring the reason, and therefore in such an event can negotiate by private treaty with any interested party without declaring the reserve price. 5. All sales are final and there will be no exchange or refund of items. 6. All items are at the risk and expense of the purchaser(s) on the fall of the hammer. No responsibility will be incurred by the Auctioneer or Tuxedo Junction for their safekeeping.  No exception shall be taken to any of the items on delivery; they having been available for inspection prior to sale; on no account will any allowance be made.

warranties with respect to property or services offered.

Chief Executive Officer

Todd Harper

11. Items should be collected from the designated collection area and may only be removed upon presentation of receipt.

Acting Chief Operating Officer

Sarah Clement

Fundraising & Communication

Andrew Buchanan

12. A number of the items of offer have been kindly donated by a number of individuals and businesses in order to assist Tuxedo Junction Ball Committee to raise funds for CCV. Therefore, by offering to purchase goods you acknowledge and accept that CCV, TEM and the Tuxedo Junction Ball Committee has no responsibility for the description of the goods offered, their quality, and fitness for use, authenticity or merchantability. If you cannot feasibly collect your item on the night, please alert the cashier at the time of your payment. These items will be made available for collection by winning bidders from Reception, Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, 9 – 5 pm, from the 1st to the 4th of August. Delivery is available arrangement with our Auction Manager. (See Cashiers - Charges may apply).

7. Values that appear alongside items are recommended retail prices or estimates and are not warranted by Cancer Council Victoria (CCV), Signed and Framed, Tuxedo Event Management Services (TEM) or Tuxedo Junction Ball Committee. 8. Goods are displayed, unless otherwise specified. 9. Payment by the successful bidder is to be made immediately following the auction at the Cashier Desk by cash, cheque or credit card. 10. CCV, Signed and Framed, TEM or the Tuxedo Junction Ball Committee and their representatives make no express or implied


TUXEDO JUNCTION GOTTA DANCE 2017 - Charity Ball Supporting Cancer Council Victoria

Marriner Group

Mark McDowell

Jo Walster

Emma MacGregor

Claire Hunter

Michael Taylor

Jackson Hitchcock Rohan Morris & Swinburne University of Technology

Megan Potter

2017 Concept Design

Kirsty Reid Design

Irene Manitta

Event Programme

Holly Edward

Victoria May

Tuxedo Junction Website

Film & Video


Fundraising Auction Services

Signed & Framed

Benjamin Osborne


Art Auction

Pamela Irving

William Centurion & Dancers

Silent Auction

Barbara Forbes

Katrina Walker and Message Media


Amanda Gillot

Louise Bell and Dolly’s School of Dance

Rae Martens

Cameron McDonald

Snappy Pics

Amanda Bruce

Philanthropic Partnerships

Anthony North

Tuxedo Junction 2017 Event Patron

Richard Armstrong (Chair)

THANK YOU The Tuxedo Junction Tasmania 2017 Committee Julie Scott

Brett Bonser Yulia Edirisinghe Barbera Forbes Michael O’Dea Nicholas Scott Michele Williams Tuxedo Junction 2017 Event Patron

Dr David Speakman

Tuxedo Junction Research Award Advisor

David Hill AO PhD

Tuxedo Junction Charity Ball Producer

Kate Bonser, Tuxedo Event Management


Scott Hendry


Mark Staples

Production Management

Andre Branda-Pawlaczyk

Todd Patrick Fabulous Tuxedo Junction Event Volunteers

Victoria May (Coordinator)

Amanda Stone Masters of Choreography

Irene Manitta Megan Potter

Cancer Council Victoria

Brand & Communications

Karen Wall

Philanthropic Partnerships

Barbara Forbes

Supporter Experience

David Forbes Alice Lai Poon Natasha Poon

TUXEDO JUNCTION GOTTA DANCE 2017 - Charity Ball Supporting Cancer Council Victoria




Our event and philosophy reflects our commitment that no matter what else is going on in the world, our commitment to those who are part of the cancer community will not waver.

Tonight we are trialling something new - a completely electronic method of bidding. We believe this will be a great way for our guests to stay connected with the fabulous items available for purchase tonight. For those who find this is new method disconcerting, however, never fear; Team Tuxedo has always taken pride in the quality event experience that we provide for our guests. Lots of assistance is available to you, so lease ask your table hosts if you have any issues.

Cancer Council Victoria and the Tuxedo Junction 2017 Committee wish to thank those companies whose help and support make this event possible.

Phone Bidding


1. Visit on your browser 2. Register and make a bid 3. You will be notified via text & email if you have been outbid. 4. All winners will receive a text & an email when the silent auction closes

PRODUCTION SUPPORTERS: Tablet Bidding 1. Scroll through the items on your table’s tablet 2. Make your selection 3. Select your name and create a pin 4. Enter your bid


TUXEDO JUNCTION GOTTA DANCE 2017 - Charity Ball Supporting Cancer Council Victoria

TUXEDO JUNCTION GOTTA DANCE 2017 - Charity Ball Supporting Cancer Council Victoria






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Tuxedo Junction 2017 Programme - Melbourne  
Tuxedo Junction 2017 Programme - Melbourne  

This is the official programme for the Tuxedo Junction Charity Ball in support of Cancer Council Victoria, to be held at the Plaza Ballroom,...