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Masquerade (verb): To disguise oneself.

In wearing a mask, we are able to hide ourselves away – even in plain sight. There’s something else just as good at doing this. Lymphoma.
Lymphomas are a type of blood cancer affecting an increasing number of  Australians, many of whom are unaware of its symptoms and damage until  too late. Therefore, to help increase knowledge, treatment options and ongoing support for lymphoma sufferers and their families, all proceeds from the 2017 Masquerade charity ball for lymphoma support will go towards the appointment of a specialist lymphoma nurse in Perth.

DATE: Saturday 22 April 2017, 7.30pm

VENUE: Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth CBD

DRESS CODE: Formal, with an optional touch of lime

PRICE: $145pp + booking fee

WHAT: Food and Drinks Included | Guest Speakers | Silent Auction |  Raffle Prizes | Door Prizes | Masquerade Photo Booth | Take-home Goodie  Bag 

WHO: 18 years + (Security will be checking identification) 

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Tickets now available*

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Why you should join us on 22 April...

"I wanted to indulge in a rare and very exposed reason for why I think you should come.

"Cancer has affected almost everyone I know in one way or another, it's devastating the second it enters your life. Whilst never touching me, cancer has come and gone throughout my life since I was a young child, ranging from acquaintances, to friends, to a parent, from when I was 6 right up until 26. Some have been survivors and others not as fortunate. I've never enjoyed its company when it decides to come by.

"When I met Jarryd, I would never have expected him to get cancer. He was young, full of life, sometimes a bit annoying because he was SO ENTHUSIASTIC AND HAPPY, but he loved life and he treated everyone around him like they were individually special. When he got sick I never realised how bad it really was for him until I found out he had been in hospital multiple times, over multiple months. He was like that, never wanting to make a fuss - everyone else came before him. As the months passed and the truth started to dawn on me I was still in denial, I'm sure everyone was. I can remember visiting JD at his house only a week before he passed away, with his beautiful family all by his side and being amazed at how someone so sick could sit there and tell me he felt okay and want to know how I was... He was always selfless. It is how choose to remember him and it continues to inspire me almost 5 years on... 

"This event has amazing prizes, some you can win just by purchasing a ticket. But I would very much appreciate it if anyone who reads this would come to help me celebrate Jarryd's life and [his] memory, or purely just for the support of our cause and to help raise funds for a specialist nurse who will provide support to Lymphoma patients across WA."

 

Melyssa Spragg, community fundraiser & ball event coordinator