2014 George Kranitis Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser Ball
In October The Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser held its Biannual ball at the Doltone House Darling Island Wharf ,
there were 550 guests who attended the evening with host Mary Coustas and the amazing James Morrison band
entertained the guests . These events are supported through sponsors , the public ,family and friends and also
parents of children who suffer from Juvenile Arthritis . The event broke the record of raising in excess of
$230 000 and we were overwhelmed and humbled by the outcome and support.
2012 The Australian Office Products Charity Golf day
The Office Products Charity Golf Day goes from strength to strength with the who's who of the industry
now supporting the event, which makes a point of supporting lesser-known children's charities.
This year it was Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser (JAF), an organisation that raises money to fund research into
a crippling condition for which there is no cure. With Pelikan Artline and its Managing Director Bruce Haynes
already a strong supporter of JAF, it was much appreciated by all concerned at Macquarie Links when Brother
International and the Alice Springs-based businesses of Town & Country Office National and Red Centre
Office Supplies stepped up to sponsor special excursions for JAF sufferer George Kranitis and his family,
including mother Mary who is the founder of JAF. This year's 15th annual golf day raised a record $80,000
with auctioneer John Donaghy of Australian Forms once again getting the maximum dollar for every
2012 George Kranitis Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser Dinner
In September 2012, the Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser held its annual event at the Doltone House Sylvania
Waters with 410 Guests. The room was decorated by Samira from Stylish Events in a black and white theme
and it looked sensational. Our event was kindly hosted by Mr Ray Martin and our professional and humorous
Auctioneer Mr Scott Gibbons excelled with the live Auction. We were humbled by the generosity from all guests
who attended ,and the night was entertained by the Original stars from Phantom of the Opera Dale Burridge
& Danielle Everett. With the support from sponsors and all who attended we raised in excess of $130 000 which
was the highest amount raised in all of our fundraising efforts, Thank you to ANZ Bank for all our volunteers
who donated their time to assist in the night and Thank you to all involved in raising awareness and
much needed funds.
2011 Fashion for a Cure
In October 2011 two of the most successful fashion houses TAS accessories and Trendy Kids in San Souci
banded together to produce a Fashion parade to raise money for the Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser.
Again at the Doltone House at Sylvania Waters the event was successful and they were able to donate
$4,500 to the cause.
2010 George Kranitis Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser Dinner
In September 2010 Peter Overton from Channel 9 News was the Master of Ceremonies and what a joyous
event he made it, with his sense of humour and handling of the crowd his presence was well received with
the 400 guests raising a record breaking $119,784 for the night. This was through many generous donations
and sponsors of the evening allowing most people to leave with as much in donated items each as they paid
for their tickets. From and Dene Halatau from the Canterbury Bulldogs presenting his club jersey to Live
Music performed by Tommy Bouzouki the night was a raging success both on a social level and in raining
much needed funds for such an important cause.
2008 George Kranitis Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser Dinner
In 2008 was the time for the second event to raise money for the research to continue. This event had the
honour of having Liz Taylor as the Master of Ceremonies who with the late Without this funding the research
would have ceased, so again the three originators of the event pulled together and put on another event again
with the great assistance of the Doltone house at Sylvania Waters and there great staff. We again filled the
venue with 400 guests and continued with our goal of raising the bar from the previous year. We successfully
achieved our goal and we feel proud to have donated another $90,000 to the University of New South Wales
for another year of funding. In 2008 we raised $93,000.
2007 George Kranitis Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser Dinner
In 2007 John and Mary Kranitis with Danielle Malone (Georges Pre-school teacher) started the first
fundraiser with the ambition to raise $25,000 by hosting a Dinner dance event at the Doltone House at
Sylvania. The master of Ceremonies for the evening was Helen Lagos who kindly donated her time and
professionalism. With the generosity of 400 guests we exceeded our goal and raised $79,000. With this in
mind and knowing that it would cost $80,000 to fund a researcher full time for a year we made the
commitment to do the best we can to keep the Laboratory up and running for all future kids and parents
dealing with having no answers with the view of one day getting some.
This is where we started to Make A Difference.