Why Support Garvan?
“Every Australian family will be threatened, at some point, by a devastating disease. That’s why your support for our pioneering research is so important.”
Professor John Mattick, Garvan’s Executive Director
For over 50 years, Garvan scientists have made significant breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of a range of diseases. These include cancer, diabetes and obesity, neurological diseases, osteoporosis, immunological diseases and more.
Your gifts to Garvan allow our scientists to continue contributing to knowledge which will ultimately lead to earlier diagnosis, better disease management, new therapies and prevention or cure of a range of diseases. Importantly they can help fund our most novel projects – those which are too early stage for government funding – and vital facilities and equipment.
Why Garvan needs your help
Your donations to Garvan are vital to ensuring our work can continue. This is because grants through major Australian funding body the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) do not cover the full cost of research.
“When I walked out of my GP’s office I just cried the whole way.”
Tennille woke up in the middle of the night with a stabbing pain in her breast. Her GP felt a large lump and sent her off for an urgent biopsy that revealed she had cancer – and it was aggressive. At 36 years old, Tennille never thought this would happen to her.
Thankfully, the cancer hadn’t spread. But she needed a mastectomy straight away. After two operations she faced six months of chemotherapy and five weeks of radiation therapy.
“It seems that no one is immune from cancer. That’s why research is so vital. To find better, more targeted treatments. Cancer affects everybody some time, somehow … so the research will too.”
Why support Garvan?
Expert research teams
Including internationally recognised leaders in their particular fields
Working collaboratively across many major diseases, both internationally and locally
Excellence in medical research
A success rate in government funding well above the national average
Leader in genomics
Using genomic analysis to understand health and disease