NOW online – watch the ‘Great Shake-Up’ 2014

NOW ONLINE (click HERE) – to learn more about Snowdome, what we do and the urgent need for funds to accelerate treatments for blood cancers, our ‘Great Shake-Up’ event/program is now available to view online. Please click HERE. We hope you find it enjoyable and welcome any feedback. Also, please don’t hesitate to contact us if … Continued

A patient’s perspective …. Nicky’s story

My drive for supporting blood cancer started in November 1998, three weeks after my 27th birthday.  One evening at 8.30pm my obstetrician called and wanted to see me due to an abnormal blood test from earlier that day.  I was 15 weeks pregnant with our first child.  I had been living in Auckland for nearly … Continued

A daughter’s perspective …..

My dearest Mother Virginia: In September 2009, our dearest mother discovered two hot, red lumps on her leg and showed them to us. We took her to the local doctor thinking that it was nothing major. She had some blood tests and the family was urgently asked to attend an appointment at Cabrini to meet … Continued

Lior to perform at the ‘Great Shake-Up’

NEWS FLASH: Lior to perform during our ‘Great Shake-Up’ event! Since his debut album was released in 2005, Lior has taken the Australian music scene by storm. He’s been nominated for six ARIA awards as well as Triple J’s prestigious ‘J Award’ nomination for Album of the Year. Lior says “Having recently lost a close … Continued

Heston Blumenthal announces support of Snowdome

At this morning’s media launch to announce there will be a ballot system for the highly sought-after reservations at the re-located Fat Duck restaurant at Crown, world-famous chef Heston Blumenthal also announced he has chosen the Snowdome Foundation as one of the three Australian charities he will be supporting while in Australia. Needless to say, … Continued

A mother’s perspective…

“Prepare yourselves for the worst and hope for the best”. These words still echo from Dr Henry Eckhart, the Royal Children’s Hospital senior Haematologist and his team, Dr Keith Waters and Dr Karen Tiedemann as they presented two young and somewhat naïve parents with their son Benjamin’s diagnosis, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (or the beast as … Continued

We’re shaking things up again!

On Wednesday 15 October from 12.30 – 1.30pm, Snowdome will hold the second ‘Great Shake-Up’ virtual fundraising event. This unique event is streamed live into meeting rooms enabling corporate/business Australia to attend an important fundraising event without having to leave their office. Last year 125 company boardrooms participated, raising $1.3 million. Over 2,500 people tuned … Continued

‘making hope real’ for patients with MDS

In June this year at the European Haematology Association meeting in Italy, Dr Melita Kenealy, project manager of the Victorian Epigenetics Group, presented the first results of her recently led, large Australian study for patients with Myelodysplastic syndromes. Here is a brief summary of her report, “First Analysis ALLG MDS4 Study”:- ‘Making hope real’ for … Continued

New Fellowship award – Dr Jake Shortt

We are delighted to report that Dr Jake Shortt (pictured second from left with Snowdome CEO, Miriam Dexter, the Hon. David Davis and Snowdome Director, Nicky Long) has been awarded the Eva and Les Erdi / Snowdome Foundation Fellowship for New Targets in Haematological Malignancies. The announcement was made recently at a Victorian Cancer Agency … Continued