Visionary property developer Walter Iezzi and his partner Lawyer Leisa Toomey are throwing open the doors of their restaurant Cellar Door tomorrow for a sold-out event that hopes to raise $10,000 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
As it is with most things Walter and Leisa do – they have pulled out the big guns and invited Raelene Boyle to be a part of the day.
Starting at 11am, guests will be treated to a sumptuous four course meal with matched wines that has been specially prepared by chef Nathan Rumble.
Guests will also enjoy a fashion parade featuring local talent and celebrities all showcasing the latest spring and summer fashions available from Klingers.
Kendall Perkins has donated two stunning pieces that will be raffled off and guests will hear a candid interview of Raelene Boyle by Sunshine Coast journalist and radio host Caroline Hutchinson.
All funds raised will go to the Breast Cancer Network Australia of which Raelene is a long time Board member. This Group work with government and health service providers to ensure all Australian are able to receive affordable access to the latest breast cancer treatment and care.
Their focus is on faster access to breast cancer treatment, reducing the financial burden of breast cancer treatment and improving access to breast reconstruction and breast cancer nurses.
Walter and Leisa are known for getting behind worthy causes and this year following a coffee with girlfriends, where it was revealed that another person they knew had been diagnosed with cancer that Leisa committed to making a difference where she could.
“The number of people that we know that either have breast cancer, or another form of cancer, seems to grow every day. When I recently caught up with my group of girlfriends I was quite shocked that between us the number of people in our circles that are affected with this insidious disease. Raising funds seemed a small part we could play.
“We created a bespoke event, that is all about having fun, celebrating life and appreciating that as individuals we have power to enact change, but together we can do so much more.
“Our goal is $10,000 and with the 70 guests we have in the room I am pretty confident we will do that”, Ms Toomey said.