stepping faster towards a cure this september
Converse and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision have partnered for the
third year to create a limited-edition range of footwear. The 2018 Converse
Chuck Taylor All Star X Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision sneakers, on sale in
September, are designed primarily in vibrant appealing white with the popping
signature purple lace. Converse will donate forty dollars from each pair
purchased to find a cure for Bone Marrow Failures Syndrome (BMFS).
To date, Converse have raised $40,000
and in 2018, have doubled the amount to be donated from each sale to accelerate
their support for vital research into BMFS. After the success of the past two years, Converse have committed
to evolving the partnership with new designs and due to the huge popularity
with families, will continue to include adults and kids sizing in this year’s
Converse, the most
iconic and recognisable sneaker in the world, creates a vehicle for Maddie
Riewoldt’s Vision to reach an enormous community. The exclusive designs are fast becoming collectables amongst our valued supporters,
sporting icons, fashion influencers and personalities. Support from the likes
of Rebecca Maddern, Jess Hart, Sam Wood, Brendan Fevola and the Riewoldt family
suggests the exciting new range will again be seen around the world from
Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision CEO, Nicky
Long says, “We have seen
firsthand the wave of support that Australian families have put behind Maddie
Riewoldt’s Vision. We don’t want any child to ever
have to endure what Maddie went through. Creating
an exclusive range reflective of Maddie’s favourite colour purple, reminds us
of her dream to find a cure. Supporters can literally walk Maddie’s vision into
their own communities and raise more awareness for those who continue to be affected.”
The Chuck Taylor All Star x Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision purple
sneaker can be purchased for $100.00 (Adults) and $60.00 (Childrens) online at www.converse.com.au
or instore at Converse Emporium (VIC), Converse Chadstone
(VIC), Converse Werribee (VIC), Converse Macarthur Square (NSW) and Converse
Join us for the converse launch
We will be launching this new and exciting range at the Converse store in Chadstone Shopping Centre. Please join us on Saturday, the 8th of September between 3-5pm, where you can enjoy a special treat, get snapped with your new pair in our GIF booth and have your MRV sneakers personalised by laser engraving!
About Maddie Riewoldt's VisioN
Maddie Riewoldt's Vison is dedicated to finding a cure for Bone
Marrow Failure Syndromes (BMFS) and was founded by the Riewoldt family
following Maddie’s tragic death in February, 2015. Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision has
been a galvanizing force in elevating awareness and raising substantial funds
towards purposefully identifying and supporting the best researchers in
BMFS mainly affects young people, like Maddie, aged 17 to 40.
About 160 young Australians are diagnosed with the syndromes every year. Sadly,
more than half will die from the disease.
About Bone Marrow Failure
Bone Marrow Failure is complicated so it’s
often misunderstood by the public and research into Bone Marrow Failure is
grossly underfunded. Bone Marrow Failure
is more common among adolescents and young adults aged 17 - 40 and cruelly
impacts the lives of those living with the condition every single day.
Ritchie, a Haematologist and Bone Marrow transplant specialist at the Royal
Melbourne Hospital, Board Member of Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision and Maddie’s
doctor for her seven months in hospital explains: “Put simply, the bone marrow is a complex organ
and one that is as vital and as critical as the heart. Bone Marrow Failure
syndromes are a collection of medical conditions where the bone marrow stops
working – resulting in abnormalities of the blood including severe anaemia,
increased risk of severe infections and bleeding.
"All Bone Marrow Failure syndromes are due to a failure of the bone marrow stem cells and may be acquired (affecting a previously normal marrow) or inherited. Bone Marrow Failure syndromes occur when the bone marrow cells have been damaged or have been attacked by the immune system."