3rd Global Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Congress

Congress Gala Dinner

Date | Wednesday, 5th December 2018
Venue | Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf
Dress Code| Relaxed cocktail attire
Time | 7:00pm
Cost | $120pp

Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf is a unique heritage venue situated on a restored finger wharf on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour's Pyrmont. Enjoy drinks with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline before heading inside for a 3 course sit down dinner and plenty of time to dance and catch up with friends and colleagues!

CanTeen Youth Ambassador & Member Board Director, Joey Lynch will be our wonderful MC for the evening. Joey was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in September 2008. He is passionate about helping improve the lives of young people living with cancer – particularly ensuring that young Australians have access to both cutting edge medical treatment and psychological and social support. He is currently completing a degree in International Relations at LaTrobe University in his hometown of Melbourne, where he also works as a journalist – primarily covering football for publications such as The Age and organisations such as Melbourne City and Professional Footballers Australia.
 Musical Entertainment
"We love a full dance floor and sore feet”
As musical entertainment for the evening, we are pleased to have the talented Baker Boys band joining us! They will play an acoustic set on Jones’ Bay Wharf during pre-dinner drinks and liven things up later in the evening on the dance floor with their energetic and talented 5-piece band.
Guest Speaker
Wheelchair rugby three times gold medallist Chris Bond will be our inspiring guest speaker for the evening.
Chris was 19 years old when he was diagnosed with Leukaemia and contracted a severe bowel infection which sent him into septic shock. The bacterial infection quickly spread throughout his body and gangrene developed in his extremities. Doctors made the difficult decision to amputate both lower limbs, his left hand and four fingers on his right hand. Chris will share his incredible story, from his cancer journey to his life after cancer and what he has achieved since his diagnosis.
Shared with permission from the Australian Paralympic Committee