Momentum For Australia Events
Our events in support of worthy causes
Men in Black Ball
The Men in Black Ball was held on June 25th 2022 at Crown Towers celebrating it's 15th anniversary.
The Men in Black Ball was launched in 2008, in support of men's mental health and suicide prevention. The Men in Black Ball aims to make a difference to worthy causes including men's mental health and suicide prevention through awareness campaigns, programs and events. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women. They are less likely to seek help for mental health conditions than women.
To date, the Men in Black Ball has played a significant role in sparking conversation and reducing the stigma surrounding men's mental health. MIB is a must-see celebration of numerous people who have overcome their own struggles, and are able to use their experiences to help others by opening up and speaking out.
This signature black-tie event includes testimonial speakers, award presentations, 3-course gourmet dinner, live entertainment, and charity live auction and raffle.
Previous speakers and award winners include Tim Marney, Daniel Kerr, Damien Martin, Leon Ruri, Eric Ripper, Dr. George O'Neil, Soa "The Hulk" Palelei, Andrew Krakouer and Anthony Mundine.
Watch the 2021 Men In Black Ball highlights below.
International Women's Empowering Luncheon
The International Women's Empowering Luncheon celebrated its 17th Anniversary on the 31th of March 2023 at Crown Towers Perth. This event aims to instil and encourage all women to inspire positive change in society including domestic abuse and violence.
The event commemorates women's progress and achievements in Australia and raises awareness of domestic violence, in support of the "Kiss Violence Against Women Goodbye!" campaign.
According to a report by the Australian Bureau of Criminology, almost one in ten women who live with a partner have experienced physical domestic violence within the span of three months. Furthermore, 1 in 6 women have experienced abuse from a partner since the age of 15. The event empowers women to find inner strength and fight against domestic abuse.
This signature event includes testimonial speakers, award presentations, a fashion parade, a 3-course gourmet luncheon, and a charity live auction and raffle.
The 2023 recipients of the International Women's Empowering Luncheon include: Rach Mac, Lexy McDonald, Astrid Tshidbu, Karen McDermott and Annie Gibbins.
Previous award winners include:
Ita Buttrose, Constance Hall, Professor Helen Milroy, Vanessa Vershaw and Alannah Hill, Hon. Julie Bishop
Gina Rhinehart, Sam Kerr, Dame Quentin Bryce, Maggie Beer, Liz Davenport, Jelena Dokic and Professor Fiona Wood.
Pink Ribbon Gala Ball
The Pink Ribbon Ball is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Friday 17th Nomember 2023 at Crown Towers. Since 2003, the Pink Ribbon Ball has been instrumental in creating awareness and raising funds for breast cancer awareness and research.
Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer, with 20,000 people diagnosed last year. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 7 women and 1 in 600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
The rate of breast MRI tests has doubled in the past 10 years, correlating with a 36% increase in breast cancer diagnosis. If detected and treated early, the five-year survival rate of breast cancer is 91%. Therefore, we aim to raise awareness and urge women to get regular tests, in order to decrease the number of deaths caused by breast cancer.
The Pink Ribbon Ball has been hosted by high-profile media personalities including Adrian Barich, Samantha Jolly, Tina Alteri, Tim Gossich, Kymba Cahill, and Sam Mac.
The program on the night includes a 3-course banquet dinner, live entertainment, a charity live auction and raffle, testimonial speakers, and a Belle of the Ball competition.
At the 2020 ball, inspiring testimonial speaker Monika Page shared her breast cancer journey and urged people to get regular check-ups. Watch her speech below.