“I would like to acknowledge an organisation, the Snowdome Foundation, whose very important work is to fight blood cancers by accelerating next-generation, improved treatments through research and clinical trials for Australian patients.
Blood cancers are the third highest cause of death from cancer in Australia. The Snowdome Foundation focuses on supporting cutting-edge blood cancer research and works with leading Australian researchers to prioritise key research opportunities.
With the introduction of new technology into human genes, next-generation treatments such as tailored or personalised ones to match an individual’s type of cancer and personal genetic profile are now not a distant dream.
Recently the Snowdome Foundation’s collaboration with the Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision was named the 2016 national Telstra Business Award winner in the new category of charity. The foundation’s unique collaborative model was recognised for its innovative approach and entrepreneurial spirit within the charity sector.
As Snowdome co-founder Professor Miles Prince — a friend of mine and a leader in his field — has said: ‘the win was a special recognition of the hard work that both organisations are undertaking on the need to urgently find cures for blood cancers and bone marrow failure syndromes.’
I congratulate all those involved with the Snowdome Foundation and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision on this national recognition, which will lead to greater awareness to assist in raising more vital funds for new trials and new drugs to save more Australian lives.”