UPCOMING EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

2021 #WEBELIEVEHAPPYHELPS COCKTAIL PARTY

We were very excited to welcome more than 180 guests to our TAKE TWO #webelievehappyhelps cocktail party earlier this month, having had to postpone the original event because it fell during Melbourne’s snap five-day lockdown in February.  Spirits were heightened and guests fed back that the party was our best yet!

The #webelievehappyhelps cocktail party usually coincides with International Childhood Cancer Day each year, around 15 February.  We enjoy recognizing the support provided by Koala Kids volunteers, corporate and program partners, hospitals, major donors, student ambassadors and friends of the Foundation.  READ MORE

 

KOALA KIDS NEW LOOK LUNCH

Even the pandemic didn’t prevent Koala Kids annual lunch from going ahead in 2020. Though the event was hosted quite differently given the restrictions. Whereas we annually host a sell-out event at Quat Quatta, Ripponlea, given COVID-19 restrictions this year, 15 women hosted a total of 192 girlfriends and supporters to fabulous Summer lunches in their own dining rooms.

Held over two consecutive, sunny Thursdays in early December everyone took the opportunity to make-up, dress up and enjoy catching up after most having not seen each other for the greater part of the year. As well as having a great time with most of the hostesses and many guests feeding back their preference for the new format, we raised a profit of more than $56,000. READ MORE

 

2020 #WEBELIEVEHAPPYHELPS COCKTAIL PARTY

Koala Kids Foundation’s annual cocktail party at ULR Jaguar Land Rover celebrated the contribution of volunteers, program partners, hospital colleagues, major donors, student ambassadors, corporate partners and friends with more than 170 people in attendance. The event marks the International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day (15 February) each year and draws a cross-section of supporters who share Koala Kids vision, to touch every child and young person undergoing cancer treatment in Victoria. READ MORE

AN UNFORGETTABLE 2019 ORANGE GALA

The 2019 Orange Gala was record-breaking, with over $115,000 raised to help us achieve our vision of touching every child and young person during cancer treatment. The event sold out in 4 days, demonstrating that more and more young adults support the work of the Koala Kids Foundation. READ MORE

2019 #WEBELIEVEHAPPYHELPS LUNCH

Despite the bleak, cold and rainy day guests turned out in their finery to Koala Kids annual lunch last Thursday. The contrast of a crackling, hot fire and the chilled Piper Heidsieck Champagne was the perfect setting for more than 170 ladies who were looking forward to another great Koala Kids event. READ MORE

HAPPY DAY 2019

Because #webelievehappyhelps, Koala Kids took centre stage with our very own Happy Day on the International Day of Happiness, Wednesday 20 March.On this day, we spread the word about the work of Koala Kids and, especially how we help make happy help during cancer treatment. READ MORE

2019 #WEBELIEVEHAPPYHELPS COCKTAIL PARTY

Koala Kids launched into 2019 recently announcing Ali Dvorscek, 24-year-old biomedicine and science graduate as the 2018 Koala Kids volunteer of the year. In front of more than 150 program partners, sponsors, major donors, hospital staff and volunteers, the fifth tertiary student to win the coveted award Ali said she was humbled to have had the opportunity to do something so special for children and young people and their families during cancer treatment, for nearly four years. READ MORE

COCKTAIL RECEPTION AT RAHEEN

A Cocktail Reception at Raheen, generously hosted by Jeanne Pratt AC. We learned more about the positive impact Koala Kids has on children, young people and their families during cancer treatment from our guest speaker, Dr Peter Downie, head of Monash Children’s Cancer Centre. Thanks to the guests’ generosity and the overwhelming success of the auction, kindly supported by Kay & Burton, an incredible total of more than $75,000 was raised.