Jane and her team contribute to community events each year, some include:
- Ubuntu Through Health
- 2015 Brisbane Weekend to End Women’s Cancers
Ubuntu Through Health
The night was a big success, fully sold out to over 350 doctors and professionals from Brisbane and the wider community. We were able to raise just over $30 000 for two of our Ubuntu Projects, giving a cumulative amount of over $150 000 raised in the past four years. Half of the funds have been donated to the Bairo Pite Clinic in East Timor- these funds go towards enabling children to receive overseas lifesaving surgery, supports the wages of local midwives and the provision of equipment needed to diagnose and treat tuberculosis. The other half of the funds is being donated to our Malnutrition Intervention program in the Ruben Centre, Keyna, which provides nutritional supplements to children ages between 6 months and 6 years of age, and has helped over 2000 children in the last few years.The night wouldn’t have been possible without support of people like you, and your generosity enables us to continue to promote the realization of health equality at home and abroad.
Thank you once again!
2015 Brisbane Weekend to End Women’s Cancers
With your help, I have raised $14,300 over the past 7 years for cancer research!
I can’t believe I’ve just completed my 6th Weekend to End Women’s Cancers! Each one is always so special and I always meet extraordinary walkers who all have their own reasons for walking.
This year I completed the 1 day walk, walking 30km in about 6hr 15min. The distance I walk is not as important to me as the funds I raise for cancer research. It’s a great physical challenge to walk such a distance in one day or 60km over two days as I have done in the past.
I probably should have trained a bit more this year as I did experience some pains and had to have my feet wrapped halfway through.
Vikesh, Participant of Brisbane Weekend to End Women’s Cancers walk
Over the past 3 years of The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, you have helped us raise more than $6.7 million for our life-saving cancer research programs and that is making an incredible impact on our work.We are extremely grateful to the entire Weekend community, donors and our sponsors for their generous support. So much research has happened because of your efforts. We hope that the two-way communication will continue with you; we will ensure that you know what is being achieved in our laboratories and hopefully you will continue to support our work. If it is helpful and matches your intentions, please click and establish an easy means of making these donations.
With warm wishes and great thanks,
Professor Frank Gannon
Director and CEO
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute