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We are deeply greatful for every contribution, as this enables our groundbreaking research to power new treatments and cures for this and future generations.

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Long-term supporter

After a 50-year career in science, including leadership of the chronic disease epidemiology team in Queensland, Margaret Bright has remained connected to Hudson Institute as a long-term supporter and has maintained great affection for the research and its reputation among scientists. 

"I’m proud to be a long-term supporter of Hudson Institute for its focus on female leadership in STEM and its outstanding women’s health research,” — Margaret

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Family’s community rallies

Jessica sadly passed away in July at the age of 13 after a brave fight with a rare brain tumour. When the Lindner family generously requested donations to Hudson Institute’s paediatric brain cancer research in lieu of flowers, their community rallied behind their wish. 

As a result of the nearly $20,000 raised, Hudson Institute was able to purchase a digital microscope with computer software that allows more comprehensive analysis of cancer cells grown from patients.

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Coach's fitting legacy

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.  

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.

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Firefighters support cancer research

Fire Rescue Victoria are generously supporting BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation research via the Firefighters Charity Fund.

  “We are excited that this donation will assist in Alex’s research, and feel that any work that will reduce the likelihood of BRCA1 cancer-related illness is worth supporting.”- Dave Harris, Acting Assistant Chief Fire Officer

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