Fundraising collaboration: out for blood

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Here’s how two Chief Executive Officers, Snowdome Foundation’s Miriam Dexter and Nicky Long from Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision, successfully collaborated for research and fundraising. Lise Taylor reports.

 

fundraising collaborationDid you know the third most common cancer taking Australian lives is blood cancer? Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are indiscriminate diseases that affect over 12,000 Australians every year. Snowdome Foundation raises funds for vital blood cancer medical research and clinical trials of new treatments for Australian patients.

“Formed in 2010 by three passionate individuals, the fundraising work of the Snowdome Foundation fills a gap, rather than overlapping or replicating activities performed by other charitable organisations supporting blood cancer patients,” explains Chief Executive Officer Miriam Dexter. “Our ultimate focus is to ‘unlock’ new treatments by channelling philanthropic investments into early phase human clinical trials of next-generation treatments.”

In 2015, the foundation strategically partnered with Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision, a newly formed charity aiming to find a cure for bone marrow failure syndrome, which is closely…

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