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* MELBOURNE Celebration of Life 2013
11th Annual Celebration of Life Proudly supporting The Newborn Intensive Care Unit – Butterfly Ward, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
- Thursday 12th September 2013
The 10th Annual A Celebration of Life Gala Ball proudly hosted by Matt & Melissa Hetherington and Glen Moriarty
Special Guest Speaker Dr Rod Hunt – Director, Neonatal Medicine, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime showcase of Italian inspired performances!
La Voce Della Luna – (The voice of the Moon) is an intergenerational Italian Women’s Choir founded in Melbourne in 1996 by Karisha Mazzella. They are a sassy group of women who sing the Italian popular and folk tradition from a broad repertoire that traverses the length and breadth of Italy and the ages.
Silvie Paladino – is one of Australia’s most versatile and talented entertainers performing throughout Australia, Asia and London’s West End. Her performances include lead roles in Les Miserable, Cats, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia! She more recently won a Greenroom Award for her role in Chess. Silvie is well known to Australian audiences through her regular television appearances on Carols By Candlelight.
Tony Pantano – is regarded as one of the Best Male Vocalists to come out of Australia. Variety is the formula for Tony’s continued success. Tony’s performance will include a selection of Italian favourites and romantic Latin inspired standards that will ensure guests get in touch with their “inner Italian”! Tony’s humor together with his own much renowned style and rich, warm deep voice captivates audiences with every performance. Tony has been compared to the likes of great talents such as Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdink, Mario Lanza , Elvis Presley and Luciano Pavarotti all rolled into one amazing entertainer!
Matt Hetherington – NICU Ambassador has been singing professionally for over 20 years. He has performed as a feature vocalist all across Australia and around the world both as a soloist and with his band – The Matt Hetherington Band. He has starred in numerous productions including Sweet Charity, Flowerchildren, Hair, Happy Days The Arena Spectacular and most recently, Gypsy. Matt is regarded as one of the best live acts in the Australia and his passion for the work of the NICU at RCH serves as the foundation for an electrifying showcase performance each year.
“Fundraising is the dierence between high level care and excellence in care. Within The Newborn Intensive Care Unit – Buttery Ward at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne we aspire to providing all of our patients with excellent care. Funds raised at this year’s event will make it possible for us to continue to provide a comprehensive neurodevelopmental follow-up program for our graduates. In addition, we hope to upgrade some of our essential heart monitoring equipment with the purchase of an ECG machine – to measure heart waves – and a debrillator for babies, whose heart rhythm is abnormal and needs urgent correction. Thank you all for your amazing and ongoing support – your generosity and allows us to provide the highest level of neonatal care possible”. Dr Rod Hunt – Director Department of Neonatal Medicine