About Music For Life
Fundraising for Brain Cancer
In 2008, Music for Life founder Ann Willmington was diagnosed with a brain tumour and told she had 18 months to three years to live. Ann then visited Dr Charlie Teo and after three operations, radiotherapy and chemotherapy she was given a second chance at life.
Ann is now dedicated to finding a cure for brain cancer, and to help achieve this she came up with the idea of Music for Life, a gala ball that is held in Penrith each year. The first Music for Life Ball was held in 2011 and raised $33,000 for brain cancer research.
Music for Life is designed to be a fun night with great musical entertainment, a three-course scrumptious meal and of course auctions and raffles. Ann believes if you put on a great event the money will come. The event normally sells out with up to 500 guests.
In 2020, Music for Life will move to the airwaves. From Sunday 22nd November Vintage FM will promote the Charlie Teo Foundation and our event through radio commercials and Facebook, raising the importance of brain cancer and the need to raise money. We will collect donations online throughout the week.
This will culminate with the ‘Music for Life Radiothon’ held on Saturday November 28th in the afternoon between 2-6pm, Broadcast live on Vintage FM. Donations can be made by phone or online.
Music for Life has successfully raised over $453,000 for Brain Cancer since our first ball and we will continue to work with the Charlie Teo Foundation to raise funds and awareness for brain cancer research. We are determined to make 2020 our most successful year yet.