The Event

Imagine a fundraising event that you don’t need to leave the office for.

Imagine an event that unites Australian businesses.

Imagine an event that ‘makes hope real’ for Australians in the fight against blood cancers.

The Snowdome Foundation imagined it was possible. On the wave of a successful, first-ever virtual event in 2013, we did it again in 2014 and then again in October 2015 and are very proud and delighted to say that this year’s ‘Great Shake-Up’ has raised close to $400,000.

On Thursday 8 October at 12pm, the ‘Great Shake Up’ 2015 was web-streamed live to registrants across Australia. It is an hour long program designed to give participants/viewers a better understanding of the indiscriminatory nature of blood cancers, an empathy for those who are living with these horrid challenges and an insight into the desperate need for funding to continue the research work for new treatments.

Over 2,000 people tuned in to watch Hamish McLachlan host and present a program of heartfelt stories and medical information designed to communicate the need for cures and new treatments for blood cancers.

We are hopeful that our audience of registrants and their guests felt that the hour away from their desk was beneficial and informative. We are truly appreciative that they took the time to listen and watch.

Furthermore, we are humbled by the pro bono contributions from many parties who all make our unique event possible and subsequently ensure that almost all of the funds raised can be directed straight to our mission: accelerating new treatments for Australian patients to help them live longer, better lives. To Hamish McLachlan, AFL Media, Cisco, Viocorp, Village Roadshow and B2Cloud, words do not adequately express our gratitude.

To watch the whole program or our Highlights package, please click here.

If you would like to know more about the Snowdome Foundation and our efforts to help Australians with blood cancers live longer, better lives, please email us at [email protected].


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The Auction

The Snowdome Foundation ‘Great Shake-Up’ 2015 was proud to offer several exclusive items for auction.  Thank you to everyone who bid so generously.  The auction has now closed and we are delighted to report that $41,220.00 has been raised from the sale of:

  • Front row tickets to Elton John and a photo with the legend himself – $10,000.00
  • The Ultimate Superhero Movie World Experience and 3 piece Antler luggage set – $5,000.00
  • Three AFL Greats at your school – $1,400.00
  • Dine at two of Melbourne’s best – Mamasita and Moon Under Water – $4,500.00
  • Carlton Football Club package – $3,500.00
  • Eight tickets to the opening night of the new Hawker Hall restaurant – $3,500.00
  • 12 Month Movie Experience – $3,750.00
  • MasterChef set visit and dinner for six in your home – $2,050.00
  • Melbourne Storm rugby package – $440.00
  • Good Food Guide Voucher – $700.00
  • Caulfield Racecourse Members package – $250.00
  • Signed 2015 Geelong Guernsey – $530.00
  • Plumm Glassware Hamper – $600.00
  • Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2016 Package – $5,000.00

Thank you to all who purchased, made a bid or showed an interest in our auction.  The proceeds will be used to accelerate new treatments for Australian blood cancer patients.

The Team

The “Great Shake-Up” would not be possible without the help and assistance of many.  Our committees of hard-working individuals all devote their time on a voluntary basis.  Where possible we will try to secure services on a pro bono level.  The end result ensures that a very high percentage of funds raised are directed immediately towards strategically important projects that will help improve the lives of Australians living with blood cancers.

  • Ambassadors
  • Committee
  • We are ever so grateful to our Great Shake-Up Ambassadors for their advocacy and support. They have all been either directly or indirectly affected by blood cancers and share an understanding of the need to raise the profile of these cancers to ensure urgent funds are channelled towards better treatment for Australian patients.

    • Nina Aberdeen Lawyer
    • John Calvert-Jones AM Trustee, the Calvert-Jones Foundation
    • Andrew Cody Director, The National Opal Collection
    • Tim Fawcett General Manager, Government Affairs & Policy, CISCO
    • Helen Gandel Philanthropist
    • Justin Hoy Cannaccord Genuity (Australia)
    • Stephen Jolson Director, Jolson Architecture & Interior Design
    • Mandy Mandie Philanthropist
    • Ben Mcdonald Masterchef Finalist 2014
    • Geoff McGeary OAM Founder & Director, APT - Australian Pacific Touring
    • Daniel Peterson CEO, iBuildNew
    • Luke Smorgon CEO, b2cloud
    • Lyn Swinburne AM Founder, Breast Cancer Network Australia
  • The “Great Shake-Up” 2015 is made possible by a committee of generous, hard-working & passionate individuals who all want to make a difference in the fight against blood cancers.

    • Laura Benichou Technical/Content/Creative committee
    • Estelle Bialek Committee member
    • Suzie Bratuskins Sponsorship/Fundraising/Marketing committee
    • Vanessa Cohen Programme, Sponsorship/Fundraising/Marketing committee
    • Carol Croce Relationship Development Manager, Snowdome Foundation
    • Miriam Dexter CEO, Snowdome Foundation
    • Tim Fawcett Technical/Content/Creative committee
    • Helen Gandel Registrations committee
    • Lou Johns Communications Manager, Snowdome Foundation
    • Amanda Jones Registrations committee
    • Vanessa Kobielak Executive Administrator, Snowdome Foundation
    • Tory Lane Committee member
    • Tricia Lee Sponsorship/Fundraising/Marketing committee
    • Nicky Long Director, The Snowdome Foundation
    • Mandy Mandie Registrations committee
    • Karen McArthur Registrations, Sponsorship/Fundraising/Marketing committee
    • Marnie Phillips Event Manager
    • Grant Rutherford Co-Founder Snowdome Foundation, Committee member
    • Lyn Swinburne AM Committee member
    • Jake van Hoof Sponsorship/Fundraising/Marketing committee
    • Andrea Ward Sponsorship/Fundraising/Marketing committee

Partners & Supporters



Virtual Help Desk

To ensure optimal enjoyment of the Snowdome Foundation’s ‘Great Shake-Up’ 2015, you will need to follow these simple guidelines:

  • Ensure there is internet access. A wired internet connection with a minimum of 2000kbps download speed is recommended for optimal viewing
  • Have IT staff members on hand to help as needed
  • Have your personalised login information and Troubleshooting Guide with you. This will also be emailed to you shortly after registering
  • Participate in a testing session. There will be two testing sessions prior to the event – 8 to 6pm Wednesday 23 September and Thursday 1 October – to ensure your Boardroom guests can optimally view the ‘Great Shake-Up’ program. There will be Live Chat Support available during these testing sessions.

Click here to view the Troubleshooting Guide.

If you would like to contact the Snowdome Foundation team, please email [email protected] or call 03 9900 5388.

Companies Registered to Participate

    • Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd- Platinum Boardroom
    • Gandel Invest - Platinum Boardroom
    • Silk Contract Logistics - Platinum Boardroom
    • Lovelight - Gold Boardroom
    • LJCB Investment Group - Gold Boardroom
    • Glenvill - Gold Boardroom
    • Caprice Australia Pty Ltd - Gold Boardroom
    • Nunn Media - Gold Boardroom
    • Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd - Gold Boardroom
    • Celgene
    • Concept Amenities
    • Escala Partners
    • Karen and Trevor Korn
    • Evans Shoes
    • Precision Haematology
    • DS Capital Pty Ltd
    • Clemenger BBDO
    • Buzz Products
    • Fitzroys Pty Ltd
    • Novion Property Group and Federation Centres
    • Pacific Group of Companies
    • Anonymous Boardroom
    • TPF - The Promotions Factory
    • Visioneer Builders
    • TIGcorp
    • Watermark Intellectual Asset Management
    • Hindal Corporate Pty Ltd
    • Anonymous Boardroom
    • Moore Stephens
    • Arnold Bloch Liebler
    • Kalus Kenny Intelex
    • Town Square
    • Dans Plants Pty Ltd
    • Shirley De Winter
    • King & Wood Mallesons
    • Anonymous Boardroom
    • ANZ Private
    • Krongold Group
    • Anonymous Boardroom
    • Seed
    • Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group
    • Leaf Group
    • Canaccord Genuity
    • Anonymous Boardroom
    • Roadshow Films
    • Village Roadshow Theme Parks
    • Village Roadshow Limited
    • Village Roadshow Limited
    • Village Roadshow Limited
    • Schots Home Emporium
    • Anonymous Boardroom
    • John and Jenny Fast
    • Teska & Carson Pty Ltd
    • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
    • Deloitte
    • Anonymous Boardroom
    • Pacific International Development Corporation Pty Ltd
    • Ord Minnett
    • LBA Construction Group
    • Jolson Corp Pty Ltd
    • Anonymous Boardroom
    • SEEK Limited
    • River Capital
    • ANZ
    • Myeloma Australia
    • Kez's Kitchen
    • Blamey Saunders hears
    • The Calvert-Jones Foundation
    • Anonymous Boardroom
    • Lymphoma Australia
    • Publicis Australia
    • Flavorite Hydroponic Tomatoes PTY LTD
    • Spotlight Foundation
    • Locomote
    • The Alfred
    • Anonymous Boardroom
    • Generation Investments PTY LTD
    • Gandur Corporation
    • Anonymous Boardroom
    • APT
    • b2cloud
    • Ashley Murdoch and Nicci Green
    • Anonymous Boardroom