Melbourne Cup Calcutta in Memory of Adam Dixon
On Saturday October 29th 2016, over 250 people attended a unique fundraising event – a Melbourne Cup Calcutta in Memory of Adam Dixon with all proceeds to support vital transplantation research through Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA).
Held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Adelaide, the event was hosted by Fiona and Matthew Dixon and David Lewis in memory of their son and nephew Adam Dixon who passed away as a result of a car accident in 2014.
“Adam was such a bright and beautiful soul in life and then so generous in death. His lungs, kidneys, liver and pancreas were donated and changed the lives of five different recipients through transplantation,” his mother Fiona said.
Guests on the night dressed up in their cocktail attire, feasting on a three course meal and enjoying a silent auction where all funds were directed to KTDRA.
Director of KTDRA Professor Toby Coates and his team extend a warm thank you to Fiona, Matthew, David and their family for their support ensuring vital transplantation research will continue saving the lives of people suffering chronic conditions, such as kidney disease and diabetes.
“We are extremely humbled and grateful to the Dixon family and David Lewis for holding this wonderful event in Adam’s memory and helping to raise the profile of organ donation and funds for transplant research,” Director of KTDRA Professor Toby Coates said.