Funding Women in Haematology through the ‘Bloody Good Dinner’
On May 23rd 2018, the Snowdome Foundation and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision will once again host the ‘Bloody Good Dinner’. The ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ was established to fund breakthroughs in discovering new treatments for Bone Marrow Failure and Blood Cancers. One hundred percent of the profits will go directly towards this cause. This year we are aiming to fund a Career Development Fellowship in Research for women in haematology. This will be a partnership between the two organisations and a generous philanthropist who also believes in being an effector of change in diversity. Women have well documented barriers to successfully attaining career aspirations for senior positions in medical research and this fellowship will help talented women researchers to overcome these obstacles.
The event will be hosted by Hamish McLachlan and will certainly entertain all the senses. The main focus remains very much on the incredible work researchers and clinicians are doing everyday. Funds are desperately needed to ensure bone marrow failure and blood cancer patients are given greater hope of more effective treatments.
Guests who attended the ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ in 2017 can attest to a wonderful evening that raised over $400,000 to support a world-first medical research project in clonal haematopoiesis to help improve bone marrow transplants success rates.