The Kiss Goodbye to MS Mystery Ball!
Here at Kiss Goodbye to MS we love any excuse to get all dressed up and celebrate with our amazing community and the Kiss Goodbye to MS Mystery Ball was the perfect opportunity to make this happen! Held at the impressive Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, the ball saw 200 guests from the Kiss Goodbye to MS community attend to celebrate our campaign and help raise funds for vital research into MS.
The dress code for the evening was masquerade and we were absolutely blown away with the selection of masks on show. From Venetian classics to stylish superheroes (and even a ninja turtle or two), our guests really impressed and looked absolutely fabulous!
The ceremony was MC’d by the amazing Andrew Daddo and throughout the night, several speakers took to the stage to share their stories. Kiss Goodbye to MS ambassador Mez Gallifuoco spoke about her journey with MS after being diagnosed 11 years ago. Mez shared her optimism for the future and how events such as the Mystery Ball make such a huge impact on accelerating research and helping people like herself.
In addition to the great food, great prizes (we had some epic auction items up for grabs) we also had awesome live music from the John fields Band. Yes, the dancefloor really was the place to be! It was great to see everyone let loose and have a good old dance! If people weren’t on the dancefloor busting some moves, they were over at our photo booth striking a pose!
Here at Kiss Goodbye to MS we don’t have the opportunity to catch up with our supporters in person half as much as we’d like to. Events like the Kiss Goodbye to MS Mystery Ball are so special because they allow us a chance to meet people from our community and hear their stories firsthand. There are so many supporters we feel like we’ve known for so long but haven’t had to chance to meet in person so it was amazing to put some faces to names we know so well!
The ball is a place for researchers and people living with MS to come together and share their stories and gratitude. At the ball, our ambassador Emma Giunti met MS Researcher Gilles Guillemin. Emma says, “He was so humble whilst I proceeded to act like a groupie when we met. He IS a rock star if you have MS.” This is what our campaign is all about; a community of supporters united in their mission to Kiss Goodbye to MS together.
The Mystery Ball raised over $73,500 for research into MS and we are so grateful to everyone who contributed to this fantastic total! The bar has definitely been set high for next year!