By Ian Neubauer

Samuel Smith & Son, Taylors Wines, Lion Nathan and the Soho Bar of Sydney have banded together to support Team Brett, a fundraiser for research into sarcoma cancer.

Sarcoma is an extremely rare class of cancer that attacks soft tissue for which no treatment has been devised. Team Brett was formed to raise funding to help find a cure for sarcoma by the family and friends of Brett Levien, an otherwise healthy 26 year-old who lost his life to sarcoma cancer in 2005.

Team Brett has raised more than $250,000 through a variety of social events, including the annual Team Brett Partay that will once again take place at the Soho Bar in Kings Cross tommorow night.

Soho Bar general manager, Paul Shaw, said the club had agreed to provide Team Brett free venue hire, staff and security because they believed the individuals behind the foundation were “very passionate” about their cause.

Samuel Smith and Sons national business manager, John Herrmann, said the distributor had donated several cases of Yalumba wine, stating Team Brett was doing “great things” with proceeds going toward cancer research and honouring Brett’s life.

Team Brett Partay 2008 will feature live entertainment from bands Wet Zelko and Jerekuresa, and DJs Joel Brandon, Ronnie and Jo Smith. Tickets are $40 with 100 per cent of proceeds going toward cancer research.

“I just want people to come because they want to have a good time, not because it is a fundraising event,” said co-organiser Daniel Moses. “It will be a kick arse party.”

To purchase tickets or to learn more about the fight against sarcoma cancer, click here.


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