The main aim of the ‘Great Shake-Up’ is to educate as many people as possible about the vital need to find new therapies and treatments for the thousands of Australian men, women and children with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Snowdome’s mission is to ‘make hope real’.
From a fundraising point of view, Snowdome’s aim is to raise $1million+ from meeting room registrations, auction items and donations.
The event is virtual – it is web-streamed live from the AFL’s media studios into meeting rooms so that corporate Australia can attend the one-hour event without guests having to leave their office. The ‘Great Shake-Up’ 2013 was Australia’s first ‘virtual’ fundraising event and we are delighted to be doing it again for the third time in 2015.
Companies register at www.snowdome.org.au/events/great-shake-up-2015/ and pay a registration fee per meeting room (see ‘How much does registration cost?’ below). Each meeting room can have as many guests as can comfortably fit into the room.
Upon registration, each meeting room will be issued with a unique password to access the live stream on Thursday 8 October. The event will start at 12.00pm sharp and conclude at 1.00pm.
After registering, you will be emailed a receipt. Please note – In line with ATO private ruling, a portion that equates to the market value of the event is not tax deductible: $23/Silver Boardroom, $523/Gold Boardroom and $1,391/Platinum Boardroom. For clarification, please contact your personal accountant.
Your company can use the ‘Great Shake-Up’ as a staff event although some are inviting key clients to share the experience with them. Several plan to provide a sandwich lunch before the program begins at 12:00pm and to make this a team building exercise. Others are including staff members who deserve recognition or reward for a range of reasons or as a show of their support for staff members who have been personally affected by blood cancers.
Registering for the ‘Great Shake-Up’ is an excellent way for a company to demonstrate their active involvement on behalf of a worthy and important community cause.
Most participants will watch the event from a big screen but it can also be viewed from a laptop or desktop computer.
The event will be an hour of engaging infotainment – informative, thought provoking and entertaining. Guests will be provided with the opportunity to learn more about clinical trials and the reasons why new cutting-edge research and treatments are so vital to blood cancers. The event will be hosted by Hamish McLachlan and streamed live from AFL Media – virtual participants will have the opportunity to interact via social media and there will also be some live crosses to a few boardrooms. Be sure to register for this exciting virtual event!
Yes! We encourage you to help raise as much money as possible to fight blood cancers. For ideas to run your own fundraiser within your work place, please go to ‘Your Own Great Shake-Up Fundraiser’ page after you click HERE .
The Snowdome Foundation’s ‘Great Shake-Up’ is designed to raise $1million+ for blood cancer research. These funds are urgently needed to find new treatments for blood cancer in Australia. Blood cancer is the 3rd highest cause of death from cancer in this country and there are 12,000 new diagnoses of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and blood related disorders each year. The money raised by the ‘Great Shake-Up’ will support Australian clinicians and researchers working on next generation treatments. Their work ensures blood cancer patients get access to new therapies long before they otherwise would.
Most of the companies we have spoken to have supported the ‘Great Shake-Up’ because they recognise this event as a great opportunity to raise awareness for staff and clients about the urgent need for blood cancer research in Australia.
They want to join with other corporates to make a meaningful contribution to the fight against blood cancers.
The Snowdome Foundation is also promoting the commitment of these organisations on the website and in select advertisements.
At 10:00am AEST, we encourage you to login to the ‘Great Shake-Up’ event to test and ensure your connection is working optimally. To login, you simply need to follow the instructions sent to you and enter your personalised username and password. We recommend testing your connection at the two live video testing dates at the end of September and early October.
At 11.30am, we suggest your guests or staff arrive so that they can get comfortable prior to the 12:00pm sharp start. This is a great time to provide a small lunch or encourage people to sign up for bidding on the Auction items.
At 12:00pm the event will commence live on your boardroom screen. You can also participate and interact via social media.
The event can be viewed from just about any laptop or desktop computer. It is up to you whether you fill a meeting room, theaterette or watch it on your laptop screen. You just need an internet connection. (Please check our specifications sheet for your optimal viewing. This is available on our Great Shake-Up page and will be emailed to you after registering).
Several people we’ve spoken to are planning to hold this event in a location outside of the office, eg. restaurant, club room. All you need is an internet connection with a minimum of 2000kbps download speed. Enjoy the ‘Great Shake-Up’ virtual fundraising event with friends, family or work colleagues. Don’t miss this exciting, innovative and thought provoking event!
You do not have to have a boardroom or meeting room, you only need an internet connection. You can use a staff room, meeting room or even your laptop within your office or home. Just make sure you register as you will not want to miss Australia’s virtual fundraising event!
We are encouraging all participants to test their connection to the event. There will be two live video testing sessions scheduled for September 23 and October 1. Please participate in one of these sessions. You do not need to book a time.
There is also a Troubleshooting Guide that explains how to optimise your viewing experience. This guide will be emailed with your personalised login information.
If you experience any difficulty after following this information, please contact [email protected].
You can assist the Snowdome Foundation to find new treatments for blood cancer in Australia by making a tax deductible donation. You can send a cheque, direct transfer or use a credit card. Credit card payments can be made via our Donate page. Please contact the Snowdome Foundation at [email protected] if you require more information.
The Snowdome Foundation would like to thank those companies that have shown their support for the ‘Great Shake-Up’ 2015. A listing of companies who have signed up for the 2015 event (and wish to be acknowledged) can be seen on our Great Shake-Up page.
We have several tools to ensure your viewing experience is optimised. After registering, we will provide a Troubleshooting Guide with your personalised login information. Please share this with your IT department.
There are two live video test dates, one on September 23 and the other on October 1. We encourage you to test your connection then. If you experience any difficulty or have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
On Thursday 8 October, please login by 10:00am. If you encounter any issues, please contact us and we will assist you as promptly as possible.
The Snowdome Foundation’s ‘Great Shake-Up’ is designed to complement existing charities, not compete. It is designed to raise awareness about blood cancer and raise $1million+ to support blood cancer research. We are seeking a one-time registration fee per location. Many businesses participated last year who have an ongoing, long term commitment to other charities. In many cases, this can be a very cost-effective way to engage your staff and raise awareness about an important community concern.
The ‘Great Shake-Up’ is a live and interactive event with the chance to win prizes and bid on exclusive auction items. We are encouraging all participants to share their views via social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Be sure to share your thoughts, encouragement and support!
Yes. You can assist the Snowdome Foundation to find new treatments for blood cancers in Australia by making a tax deductible donation. You can use a credit card via the Donate page on our website. Alternatively, you can send a cheque or make a direct transfer to our bank account. Please contact the Snowdome Foundation at [email protected] for more information.