You’re invited to the Transplant Australia Fundraising Ball Extravaganza!

 

Come and enjoy a fun-filled night with dinner, drinks and entertainment included. As the name suggests, this is no ordinary event!

With over 400 Gold Coast business owners and local community members showing up in support of Transplant Australia’s important work, this event promises to be a night of laughter, connection and support for people waiting for life-changing organ donations.

Your attendance and support will go a long way towards enabling Transplant Australia to reach more people and shorten their organ transplant waiting period.

Book A Ticket or A Table

The event will take place on October 29th from 6:30 pm. We have already filled most of the available seats and tables though there are some that are still up for grabs.

Individual tickets $165 each, available from: https://www.trybooking.com/BUBRT

Tables of 10 only $1,500 available by emailing: admiral@bettermen.net.au

Become A Sponsor

How would you like to have prime real estate for your business branding?

With over 400 business owners and local community members attending the Transplant Australia Ball Extravaganza, you have the opportunity to earn some extra publicity.

We still have some vacant sponsorship positions open and would love to offer you the opportunity to extend your support further. Together we can help more people receive critical care by shortening their organ transplant waiting periods.

In exchange, your brand will be featured front and centre for all attendees of our event!

Contact admiral@bettermen.net.au to arrange sponsorship

Sponsor Flyer

Event Flyer

Gordon’s Passion

‘I can’t quite remember when I started thinking about donating my kidney; it was probably some 25 years ago. From when I first became aware of the possibility, I remember thinking, wow wouldn’t that be an awesome thing to do. I have always been a healthy person and believed that I could do it.

I lost a close friend to a brain tumour nearly 20 years ago and I promised myself I would do something in honour of him. Well, time passed by and life got in the way and I did nothing. Then ten years ago I lost another close friend, this time to cancer, and I said to myself that I had to stop wasting time. There was nothing I could have done for Joshua’s brain tumour or Craig’s cancer, but I could give someone a better life or even save their life with the gift of my kidney. I would do this in honour of my friends.

It took some time to find the most compatible recipient and when the time came I was very excited. I was admitted to hospital on the Tuesday, I awoke in the early hours of Wednesday morning thinking to myself this is the most rewarding day of my life.

The transplant was a success, the recipient’s body accepted my kidney and I was told that they were doing really well.

It was through this journey, that I came to realise how many many people are on a waiting list for a life saving organ transplant, not just how many, but the time they have to wait, living not so great a quality of life. The saddest part is that 2 people die every week waiting. It has become my burning desire to see the waiting end.

The aim of everything I do is to increase the awareness of the need for Australians who have a desire to donate their organs, to have a conversation with their families, and register themselves on the Australian Organ Donor Registry, only one in three Australians are registered donors despite the majority (69 per cent) believing that registering is important.

There are around 1,650 Australians currently waitlisted for a transplant and more than 12,000 additional people on dialysis — many who may need a kidney transplant.

Now more than ever, we need more Australians to say “yes” to organ donation.’

Please support my activities by donating to Transplant Australia to help them promote organ donation.