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Breast Cancer Unplugged event raises $6000

Chords for Causes, a newly created not-for-profit division of Vivace Events launched their first charity event, Breast Cancer Unplugged, on Friday 21 October 2011.

In addition to Vivace Events’ pro bono services, all artists, suppliers and sponsors contributed their services pro bono with all funds raised donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

Simon Day

The music event featured intimate, unplugged performances by  Amy Meredith, The Art, Sarah Mcleod’s new band Screaming Bikini, Luchi, Isac Cole and event host Simon Day closed the evening by performing Ratcat hits to the crowd’s delight.

Sarah Mc Leod

Along with ticket sales, the event raised extra donations through raffles with fantastic prizes including concert tickets (Dolly Parton tickets being the crowd favourite), magazine subscriptions, music packs and a massive grand prize of a deluxe photo shoot.

The event raised approximately $6,000 and counting for the NBCF’s research which has helped improve survival rates and quality of life for the 1 in 9 Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer.

“I am overflowing with gratitude for all the volunteers, artists and sponsors who supported this event and ensured it was a great success. I’m so proud of us for raising close to $6,000 in one night! It’s exciting to think what we will achieve next year with more lead time,” said Yvette Luciano, 30-year-old event producer and breast cancer survivor.

Following the huge success of this debut event, Chords for Causes plans to stage more upbeat events with great music in the future for different causes, with ‘Breast Cancer Unplugged’ planned to be an annual event every October.

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