Deanna Chapman - LGFB workshop attendee – and husband, Leigh

Some 500 members of the retail beauty industry got glammed up and stepped out on Friday evening to participate in the Dream Ball. Why?

Because this is the major fund-raising event, run by the Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) charity to keep their cancer patient workshop program running smoothly, and growing, across the country.

David Blakeley – Chairman of the Cancer Patients Foundation/MD Chanel; Bronwyn Capanna – Executive Director of Accord and Terry Little – MD, Estée Lauder Companies
Andrea Ferrari – esprit Magazine Australia, Samea Makrun – Sasy ‘n Savy, Dimitri Weber – Goldfield & Banks with Nicci Herrera – esprit Magazine

The Dream Ball event raises vital funds that allows the Cancer Patients Foundation to provide an escape from the realities of diagnosis and treatment for cancer patients around the country, through their confidence building Look Good Feel Better workshops.

As a result of this year’s evening, over $350,000 was raised ensuring 350 workshops will be fully funded for the next twelve months.

Elisabeth King – business journalist, Josephine Houlihan – it Cosmetics, Christine Burke – L’Oréal with Lancôme’s Lara Srokowski and Renay Mua, and Olivier Duvillard – retail beauty industry veteran
LGFB Patron, Kerri-Anne Kennerley and David Blakeley with National Volunteer of the Year, Lynne Walker


Flower Girls for the night. Fund-raising for LGFB – Revlon’s Laura Middleton, Amy Kingon-Smith and Marisa Laria

David Blakeley, Chairman of the Cancer Patients Foundation thanked the industry, saying: “As vital members of our community of supporters, Look Good Feel Better can only exist with the backing of all of you in the room tonight from the cosmetic and fragrance industry and its important partners in retailing, media, publishing, and supply. We thank you not only for consistently donating the product that means our workshops can run each and every year, but for also showing your commitment to our cause by attending and making a further contribution tonight.”

Eleanor Pendleton – GrittyPretty with Kate Gildea – Estée Lauder Companies
Ai San Beaumont – La Prairie, Julie Stevanja, Founder of Stylerunner, LGFB’s Carol Kavurma and Vanessa Gambin, and Abbey Gelmi – Fox Sports
The Studio 10 team with Kerri-Anne

With a Havana Nights theme, guests were treated to salsa dancers, a mojito bar, entertainment by The Potbellez, as the charity’s Patron, Kerri-Anne Kennerley once again regaled guests as MC for the evening.

David with Mette Engell – Coty and Uri Ferster – Frostbland
Dream Ball 2019! Havana Nights!

The charity sends thanks those who attended or donated prizes and services for the evening, as well as those who support throughout the year through stock donations, services-in-kind and by volunteering. The ongoing support over the last 29 years has meant that more than 135,000 Australians have been given the opportunity to face cancer with confidence.

For more on this story and more see esprit Magazine Australia OCTOBER print – out Oct 1st.

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