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The University of Canberra Advancement Team is excited to introduce Thrive – A Celebration of Hope, in celebration and support of PACES (pre-habilitation, activity, cancer, exercise and survivorship) Research Group and their globally recognised cancer care research focused on thriving, not just surviving.

We invite you to join us for lunch at the National Press Club to experience an unrivalled atmosphere of support in a room filled with incredible individuals, inspiring stories, and a common goal of changing the lives of those impacted by a cancer diagnosis for the better.

The details:

Date: Friday 11 November 2022
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Price: $99 for an individual or $900 for a table of 10 people
Venue: National Press Club, 16 National Circuit, Barton
RSVP: Thursday 3 November 2022
Attire: Business

Hosted by Virginia Haussegger AM and featuring a line-up of inspiring speakers including a keynote address by world-renowned Michael Crossland, one of Australia’s most in-demand motivational speakers. The afternoon will include a panel discussion between members of the PACES Research Group and clients of the UC Cancer Wellness Clinic, including UC Alumna, brain cancer survivor and advocate, Sarah Mamalai.

Your ticket to Thrive – A Celebration of Hope includes:
  • A two-course lunch inclusive of beverages
  • Keynote address by world-renowned Michael Crossland, one of Australia’s most in-demand motivational speakers
  • Live acoustic entertainment
  • A chance to network and enjoy an afternoon with like-minded individuals
  • Go in the draw to win some amazing raffle prizes
  • Hosted by Virginia Haussegger AM

Funding is vital to continue the work of PACES researchers and 100% of funds raised by Thrive will go directly to the cause, resulting in life-changing outcomes for those impacted by cancer.

If you are unable to attend but would like to support this important research, you can make a tax-deductible gift here. Public awareness is also a valuable tool and by sharing this incredible initiative within your networks you are also contributing to better health outcomes for those affected by cancer, here in our community, and across the globe.

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