Not to be missed, this year’s new look Gala, generously supported by Lexus of Brisbane Group, will commence with drinks on the Terrace before moving into the newly renovated Grand View Room to enjoy a two-course sit-down dinner, with entertainment from Brisbane’s top Jazz group, The Brisbane Jazz Orchestra. An exciting range of prizes will be on offer, through a silent auction and the McKinney's Jewellers Prize Draw, to raise funds for this important research.

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Time: 7 for 7:30pm

Location: Hillstone St Lucia, Golf Links, Carawa St, St Lucia QLD 4067

Tickets: $175 for an individual ticket and $1700 for a table of ten. On sale at the end of February 2021.

Gather a group of friends and join us for a wonderful night of entertainment in support of dementia research.

Information about the beneficiary :

Given the country’s ageing demographic, the number of neurological and mental illnesses affecting Australians is predicted to increase unless we are able to understand the causes and develop targeted and effective therapeutics. Dementia is one of the major chronic medical conditions besetting our ageing community. In Australia, one in 10 individuals over the age of 65, and three in 10 over the age of 85, have dementia. One person is diagnosed every six minutes in Australia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia in Queensland is expected to increase by a huge 345% by 2050.

The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR) at UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) is solely focused on research into the prevention and treatment of dementia. The first centre of its kind in the world, researchers at CJCADR are making significant headway into understanding the underlying neurological mechanisms underlying this devastating disease.

Together we all play a significant role in the continued success of the combined battle to understand Alzheimer’s disease and to support those affected by this cruel disease. This event will celebrate those collaborative efforts of all those working to understand Alzheimer’s, and raise vital funds for research at QBI.

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$175 for 1 ticket, $1750 for a table of 10

Venue

Golf Links, Carawa St, St Lucia QLD 4067