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Sex and the City 2 movie screening raises $ for charity

June 6, 2010

L-R Lauren Ridgway, Jade McKenzie, Samantha Lehmann, Malin Grund and Judy Ipper

Hundreds of mini bottles of champagne. Check.

Hundreds of delicious & decorated cupcakes. Check.

Hundreds of bottles of nail polish. Check.

Hundreds of excited ladies dressed in their best eager for the return of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha? Check!

On Thursday 3 June, The Warwick Foundation, Australia’s only cancer charity specifically focused on supporting young adults (18-40) living with cancer, held a fundraising charity screening of the Sex and the City film at the Nova Cinema in Carlton.

Two cinemas were booked out for the event and hundreds of ladies arrived to be treated to finger food, champagne and gift bags but most importantly the highly anticipated movie sequel.

Each screening started with a welcome from the Foundation’s founder, Samantha Lehmann, who tragically lost her brother Warwick to brain cancer at the age of 35, followed by an address by member Kass Hall, who at just 32 has been battling cancer for 20 years. Ambassador Natalie Hunter of Totally Wild fame then judged the best dressed awards and assisted Managing Director Jade McKenzie with the raffle, where the value of prizes exceeded $1000.

As for the movie, it was a great girly flick with lots of innuendo and laughs. It was an entertaining 2 1/2 hours where I was able to relax and escape to another world where the fashion is amazing and women in their 40s and 50s look like supermodels. I can only hope the same for my years ahead!  But the ladies are no longer single and out on the town having funny dating mishaps and awkward sexual moments (ok, except for Samantha, a cancer survivor herself!) so the film doesn’t really embody the same flavour as the TV show. It’s certainly not going to win any best movie awards, but for a lover of the series it was fun to watch.

The night was a sensational success and raised in excess of $14,000 for The Warwick Foundation’s support programs. I have been involved with the Foundation only since this year and have been so impressed with their achievements to date and ambitions for the future. When every hour a young person aged 18-40 in Australia is diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to avoid this statistic affecting you directly.

The Annual Gala for The Warwick Foundation is coming up in October… for those of you in Melbourne, watch this space for details!

Follow The Warwick Foundation on Twitter.

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