MS Research Australia is pleased to be able to continue our long standing relationship with the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Foundation and participate in the annual AFA conference which this year was held in Canberra.
The AFA Conference is the annual meeting event for financial advisers, and each year five charities are selected to be beneficiaries of the proceedings. This year, the charities included were MS Research Australia, Black Dog Institute, ReachOut, Menslink and Women’s Housing.
During the three days of the conference, MS Research Australia was kindly provided with a complimentary trade booth providing the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with the delegates and talk about MS Research Australia to raise awareness for our research initiatives.
On the final day of the conference, the AFA Foundation hosted a gala dinner for all conference guests, which is one of the main events which raises funds for the AFA Foundation’s supported charities. The evening included raffle tickets and auction prizes, and all the money raised will be divided between the five selected charities. Over $10,000 is estimated to be donated directly to MS Research Australia.
We are pleased to have a collaborative, long-term working relationship with the AFA Foundation, and in 2017 the AFA Foundation has indicated that it will continue supporting MS Research Australia which will mark a 10 year milestone of support for MS research.