Heart of the West 2022

Huge turnout for Heart of the West Fundraiser

25 November 2022

Almost 400 people attended Club Marconi’s Heart of the West fundraising extravaganza last Sunday.

Attendees at the Heart of the West Luncheon at Doltone House

More than $60,000 was raised for life-saving research at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute through this event at Colosseo Doltone House Western Sydney. Over the years Club Marconi has raised a staggering $560,000 for the Institute.

Professor Jason Kovacic with the Club Marconi team at Doltone House

Professor Jason Kovacic, Executive Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, said it was fantastic to finally have the opportunity to meet Club Marconi supporters after the COVID-19 hiatus.

“Our partnership with Club Marconi continues to grow and strengthen. As Australia’s national heart research institute, it’s vital that we ensure we meet the needs of every community in the country,” said Professor Kovacic.

“Heart disease does not discriminate, and I am so pleased that Club Marconi recognizes this and helps us raise much-needed funds to tackle Australia’s biggest killer.

"Club Marconi’s members and friends were incredibly welcoming, and we are so thankful we could hold this event in person once again.”

Professor Jason Kovacic paid particular thanks to Club Marconi President Morris Licata, Club Marconi Board Director Frank Oliveri and all its board members, and Doltone House’s Paul Signorelli for hosting the stunning event.

Entertainment included comedians Joe Avati and Darren Carr, celebrated tenor Mark Vincent, and Australia's own 'King of Rock'n'roll' Steve King.

Raffle and auction prizes included a Vespa, a Western Sydney Wanderers Experience, a Doltone House business lunch package, a Versace dinner set, and stunning gold jewellery.

Our thanks go to the sponsors and all the generous supporters.

A collage of guests, performers and prize winners at the event

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For all media enquiries and interview requests, please contact:

Julia Timms
Head, Media & Communications
j.timms@victorchang.edu.au
0457 517 355

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.

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