RKF Foundation Inaugural Event Show CANCELLED
Time & Location
About the Event
EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
An evening of fun, dance and laughter. Rita loved being around positive, happy people and would hug and welcome people into her life.
So despite the terrible illness that took her life, it is well known she would enjoy and welcome you all to have a good time.
This, our Inaugural event show, is to raise funds for research into one of the most aggressive, silent and disgusting cancers know to the human race. It isn't a well known cancer because of lack of funding, which is where we come in. While the most common cancers like lung, breast, brain, bowel and many blood cancers is commonly known, the funding is excellent in comparison to Pancreatic Cancer. All cancers are devastating diseases, and while there is common symptoms and early detection in most, there is no known early detection with Pancreatic Cancer, which becomes a stage 4 level cancer before it is detected. The Walter and Elza Hall Institute, whom we support, will be researching for early detection of the cancer to benefit the whole Pancreatic research area.
We are also funding The Florey Institute, which is a Brain, Mind and Mental Illness research centre. People who have a severe mental illness possibly brought on by trauma and/or abuse from an early age have an exhausting, painful and continued traumatic existence throughout the rest of their lives, and again there is just not enough funding to cater for a better system, although now there is more understanding and persistence through groups to improve out mental health system.
It is also known that mentally ill people do pass away prematurely from diseases such as cancer, and The Florey Institute is using our funds for research into the mental illnesses, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder and the Genes and Chemicals that have an association with Pancreatic Cancer.
(Parking at venue. $5.00 for all night from 6.00 pm; be sure to get ticket at machine).
DRESS CODE; Smart attire, no shorts, jeans, singlets or thongs (flip flops) :-) Bring dancing shoes.
NOTE; Part proceeds will be donated to the recent bush fire appeal for mental health.
And some education for you.
The pancreas secretes enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help regulate the metabolism of sugars. This type of cancer is often detected late, spreads rapidly and has a poor prognosis.
There are no symptoms in the early stages. Later stages are associated with symptoms, but these can be non-specific, such as lack of appetite and weight loss.
Treatment may include surgically removing the pancreas, radiation and chemotherapy.
Schizophrenia is a significant mental illness that causes someone to have an altered experience of reality. It is one of a group of disorders known as psychosis. It affects people's thoughts, perceptions and behaviour and interferes with their ability to function at work, school or relate to other people.
The exact cause of schizophrenia isn't known, but a combination of genetics, environment and altered brain chemistry and structure may play a role.
Schizophrenia is characterised by thoughts or experiences that seem out of touch with reality, disorganised speech or behaviour and decreased participation in daily activities. Difficulty with concentration and memory may also be present.
Treatment is usually lifelong and often involves a combination of medications, psychotherapy and coordinated speciality care services.
Schizoaffective disorder is a combination of symptoms of schizophrenia and mood disorder, such as depression or bipolar disorder. Symptoms may occur at the same time or at different times.
Cycles of severe symptoms are often followed by periods of improvement. Symptoms may include delusions, hallucinations, depressed episodes and manic periods of high energy.
People with this disorder generally do best with a combination of medication and counselling.
- Early Bird and Best Seats$150$1500$0