Bloody Good Dinner 2018
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In its second year, the ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ has attracted support from New York’s award-winning restaurant, Chinese Tuxedo, truly elevating the event onto the international stage.
The ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ is a collaborative partnership between the Snowdome Foundation and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision. The event attracts 440 guests who will raise money for urgent medical research to accelerate access to next generation treatments for blood cancers and bone marrow failures.
The event will showcase the Australian co-creators of Chinese Tuxedo, Chef Paul Donnelly and Eddy Buckingham who launched their restaurant to critical acclaim in one of the world’s most revered food capitals. Chef Donnelly’s bespoke menu, and the owner and mixologist, Eddy Buckingham’s custom cocktails will provide a truly first-class experience for guests.
Chinese Tuxedo’s chef, Paul Donnelly, said, “Eddy and I jumped at the opportunity to come home to Australia for such a great cause. Blood cancers and bone marrow failure touch thousands of Australians and the work that these two organisations do in this space is having impact.”
Adding the international flavours to this years ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ the event aims to exceed the $400,000 raised last year. The monies raised on the night will assist funding a Career Development Fellowship in Research for women in haematology. Similar to other industries, women in medical research face barriers when it comes to attaining senior positions, and the ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ aims to help change this by funding the position as well as providing mentorship from key female business executives.
Additionally, the money raised will help fund The Centre of Research Excellence in Bone Marrow Biology and thirdly, the Australian arm of an international trial to improve survival rates in patients with Follicular Lymphoma.
The funds raised at last year’s ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ supported a world-first medical research project focused on improving the outcomes of bone marrow transplants. This research will contribute to greater predictability of a bone marrow transplant being successful. Ultimately, saving more lives but also ensuring that precious bone marrow donations are utilised in the best way, giving patients the best chance of a successful transplant.
A raffle and auction will be held on the night offering items and money-can’t-buy experiences donated by sponsors including, AFL, The Australian Ballet, Blakes Feast, BVLGARI, Captain’s Choice and Mercedes Benz.
The ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ 2018 is being held in Melbourne on Wednesday May 23rd at the Meat Market, hosted by Hamish McLachlan and Giaan Rooney OAM.