This announcement will come as no surprise in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, however it breaks our heart to have to make it.
The 2020 Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball has been cancelled.
The health of our loved ones with Cystic Fibrosis and the wider community is paramount and wecannot put anyone at risk.
What this means is that at least $200,000 will not be raised for CF research in Australia this year. Everyone at CCF is absolutely devastated by this especially given how desperately it is needed.
Our Committee will be considering alternatives to try to raise these research funds, without holding a Ball. For example, we may still hold our online silent auction with the generous donations we have already received this year.
We are a team of passionate volunteers committed to extending the lives of the 3400 Australians living with Cystic Fibrosis through research. This will continue but there is no doubt we will take a big hit this year.
If you were planning to attend or support our grand ball in any way, we would love it if you could consider making a donation that will help ensure we can continue to meet some of our ongoing commitments to researchers.
Please stay safe and please take precautions in coming days, weeks and months to protect our most vulnerable.
We need to take care of each other through social distancing and hand hygiene to survive 2020 together.