Wednesday 7 June 2017, at Meat Market, North Melbourne

Snowdome Foundation in collaboration with Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision hosted a dinner to raise funds for research into improving the management of Bone Marrow Failure and Blood Cancers

  • This was a fundraising dinner at $500/head to experience a tailored, ethically produced seasonal fare menu put together by Chef Danielle Alvarez from Fred’s of Merivale, Sydney.  Merivale came to Melbourne for the first time.
  • Beverages included Australian produced Gin, Vodka and Scotch as well as sponsored premium wines matched to the menu.
  • A number of money can’t buy experiences, were all sold to the highest bidder including:
    Captain’s Choice Luxury Lodges Experience
    Private jet travel experience for 2 staying at luxury lodges around Australia
    Triple M Studio Experience
    Watch the Triple M Hot Breakfast Show in the studio with 3 friends
    Kids Party Experience
    Kids party catered by Blakes Feast, with a football clinic by Nick and Jack Riewoldt. Subject to AFL fixture and availability.
    Port Douglas Villa Experience
    One week’s accommodation in a luxury 3-bedroom villa at Port Douglas.
    Grossi Florentino Upstairs Experience
    Meet and greet Guy Grossi, plus a private dinner for 8 with matched wine.
  • Mystery Globe raffle with prizes of – stunning Bulgari necklace worth over $11,000, a classic Longines watch valued at over $5,000, a MKR 2016 Winners Dinner Party for 10 people, a Hugo Boss Weekender Bag valued at over $1600, and a degustation dining experience with matched wines for 4 people to Hentley Farm.
  • The evening showcased the Merivale group, headed by Justin Hemmes whose father lost his battle to blood cancer in 2016.
  • Speakers included AFL greats, Nick Riewoldt and Jack Riewoldt, sharing their families’ own personal loss

The goal was to raise $300,000 to fund a world-first medical research project into life-saving treatments for bone marrow failure and blood cancer patients.  We are pleased to announce that the night netted $402,486.12!

  • This internationally recognised research project hopes to identify critical genetic factors that contribute to greater predictability of a bone marrow transplant being successful.
  • Bone marrow transplantation is an important treatment for many bone marrow failure and blood cancer patients. A successful bone marrow transplant is key to generating new, healthy blood cells and bone marrow. The current success rate of transplantation is 50-60%. When transplantation is successful, people can be cured. Ultimately, more lives can be saved by being able to ensure that precious bone marrow donations are utilised in a way that gives patients the best chance at a successful transplant.
  • 100% of the profits raised by the Bloody Good Dinner are going towards funding this research.