Prominent Australian fitness coach, Daniel Wilson, died in May 2019, just two months after being diagnosed with stomach cancer. He was only 37 years old.
In his memory an appeal was launched to fund research into earlier, better ways of diagnosing this disease.
Daniel was well known for introducing Metafit - a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) program - to Australia, and loved internationally as a fitness coach, life coach, business coach and friend to many. His positive energy inspired thousands around the world.
Throughout his illness Daniel corresponded with Professor Brendan Jenkins at Hudson Institute of Medical Research, a leading researcher in the field of stomach (gastric) cancer.
Prof Jenkins’ research group has identified a family of genes that could more accurately detect stomach cancer and potentially improve survival rates.
This appeal aims to fund a scholarship in Daniel Wilson’s name that will support a PhD student to progress this stomach cancer research to the next stage.
Prof Jenkins is committed to working with those close to Daniel Wilson to ensure that the student selected will echo his values of living passionately with a positive mindset, and of promoting health and wellbeing.
READ MORE about Hudson’s research into stomach cancer here: https://hudson.org.au/disease/cancer/stomach-cancer/
READ MORE about Daniel Wilson and his legacy here: https://hudson.org.au/latest-news/raising-funds-through-fitness/