Fashion raises funds for Royal Hospital for Women

Fashion infused with compassion raised funds towards the purchase of a 3-D mammogram machine for the Royal Hospital for Women at a black tie event at the Art Gallery of NSW on Friday, 18 October, 2019.

The BAZAAR in Bloom gala dinner featured an exclusive fashion show by some of Australia’s top designers including Rebecca Vallance, Ginger & Smart, Carla Zampatti, and Dion Lee.

Award-winning actress Marta Dusseldorp, star of Jack Irish and A Place to Call Home, took up MC duties for the night, encouraging more than 300 generous guests to dig deep for women’s health and Australian artist Jessica Mauboy gave a live performance.

Trish O’Brien, Chief Executive, Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, said the evening will make a tremendous difference for women.

“Statistics show that early detection and immediate treatment is key to improved breast cancer survival rates.

“The generosity on the night ensures that the dedicated staff at The Royal's NSW Women’s Breast Centre are equipped with their own 3-D mammogram machine.

“This means more women, faster and more thorough diagnosis with local biopsies will result in earlier treatments for breast cancer,” Ms O’Brien said.

Since 2015, the annual BAZAAR in Bloom has raised millions of dollars the Royal Hospital for Women thanks to a partnership between The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation and Harper's BAZAAR magazine.

Trish O’Brien, Jessica Mauboy, Vanessa Madunic & Amanda Kenny