The Bloody Good Dinner is a joint venture by the Snowdome Foundation and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision. Two young women who lost their lives to blood cancer and bone marrow failure were the catalysts for the establishment of these two organisations.
The Snowdome Foundation was established after Chloe Rutherford died of leukaemia in 2009. Co-founded by Chloe’s father, Grant Rutherford along with Prof Miles Prince AM and Rob Tandy, the charity was created with a mission to accelerate next generation treatments for Australian blood cancer patients.
In 2015, Maddie Riewoldt lost her battle against Aplastic Anaemia. Her family founded Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision to combat this harrowing disease and find new treatments for bone marrow failure.
As blood cancer and bone marrow failure are so closely related, we came together to create an event that would really make a difference. We wanted to celebrate and connect with people passionate about this important medical research. By bringing people from these two organisations together, we knew we had an opportunity to raise significant funds for invaluable research with a truly world-class dining experience.
And so, the Bloody Good Dinner was born. Thanks to our amazing team of sponsors, volunteers and partners we have gone from strength to strength, raising just under $2 million dollars in three years.
We don’t plan to stop there. Our goal is to turn The Bloody Good Dinner into a long running tradition, raising funds for important research for years to come.