• The Paper Crane Gala Ball

    24 June 2017 - Perth
    In support of the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

  • Welcome

    We are excited to announce the Paper Crane Gala Ball in support of the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation!


    The ball will be held in Perth on the 24th of June 2017 with all funds raised going the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.


    We are currently seeking event sponsors and raffle donations – please head to the Contact section if you would like us to give you more information.


    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Our Story

    For Ben

    In 2012, Benjamin McCracken and his fiancé Maddy went to bed on a Saturday night, with plans to go to Sunday brunch the following morning. They never made it to brunch. Instead, Maddy woke up to Ben having a seizure next to her. As a fit 23 year old, there was no warning that anything sinister was going on. Later that day, Ben was diagnosed with a grade 2 oligoastrocytoma, a type of glioma tumour (the most common form of brain cancer) that is almost always fatal.


    Ben was a champion of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation in Perth, raising over $100,000 for research in the annual HBF Run for a Reason. During his battle to survive, Ben undertook 35 rounds of radiation therapy, 17 rounds of chemotherapy, underwent a risky clinical trial and had four incredibly risky brain surgeries. Devastatingly, Ben passed away on 1 December 2015.


    Maddy made a promise to Ben that she would never give up. Maddy and all of Ben’s friends and family feel a responsibility to stop this nightmare from becoming someone else’s reality. We all owe it to the people like Ben, who worked tirelessly to change the reality of this disease, not to give up on a day where this story could have been a different one.


    Ben’s story is not unique. Brain cancer is an horrific disease that kills more children in Australia than any other disease and more people under 40 than any other cancer. So many people are affected by brain cancer. We have organised the inaugural Paper Crane Gala Ball so that we can do our little part to give a person with brain cancer a greater chance at a future.


  • About Brain Cancer

    Brain cancer is indiscriminate. It strikes a person down in the prime of their life, usually with no warning signs and no risk factors. These are the harsh statistics:

    • Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease and more people under 40 than any other cancer.
    • Brain cancer receives less than 5% of federal government cancer research funding.
    • Brain cancer costs more per patient than any other cancer because it is highly debilitating, affects people in their prime and often means family members cannot work if they become carers.

    Relative five-year survival rates for brain cancer have hardly changed for 30 years, increasing less than 2% between the periods of 1982-1987 and 2007-2011.

  • Where Your Money Goes


    Recently awarded the ‘2016 Australian Charity of the Year’ at the Australian Business Awards, Cure Brain Cancer is the peak organisation for brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness in Australia, with a time-critical mission to increase five-year survival from the current 20% to 50% by 2023.


    Cure Brain Cancer forge global collaborations, fund innovative research and are bringing world-class clinical trials to Australia to give children and adults with brain cancer access to new treatments faster.


    All funds raised at the Paper Crane Gala Ball will be donated to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.


  • Our Generous Sponsors

    Thank you to our incredibly supportive sponsors

    Security Capital Australia
    Clayton Utz
  • Choices Flooring
    Aloha Surfhouse
    Horgan Creative
    Aloha Surfhouse
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