Our corporate partners provide tremendous support to Garvan’s work. Whether it’s purchasing research equipment, running community forums or providing in-kind support, they’re making a significant difference to the health of our community.
The NAB Foundation has supported Garvan since 2004 with grants for research programs, infrastructure, equipment and technology. Recently they have funded a collaborative neurogenomics project to identify the genetic causes of bipolar disorder.
This research will give researchers an understanding of the molecular basis of this condition and may lead to more effective diagnosis and treatment. It could also lead to better understanding of other mental health disorders like depression and schizophrenia.
Vodafone Foundation has launched DreamLab, an app that uses your smartphone’s processing power to speed up research while you sleep. Cancer research is often slowed down by data-related questions that are too expensive or time-consuming to compute.
The power generated by the app gives Garvan a virtual supercomputer to accelerate our research and help answer these difficult questions. DreamLab is part of Vodafone’s commitment to help charities harness the power of mobile technology to improve the health of Australians.
After many years of support, Australian pearler Paspaley is donating 25% of proceeds from their Kimberley Bracelet to Garvan’s cancer research. The unisex bracelet unites sandalwood and lustrous pearls, natural elements unique to Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
Every customer has the opportunity to choose which type of cancer research they wish to support – bowel cancer; breast cancer; lung cancer; ovarian cancer; pancreatic cancer; prostate cancer or sarcoma research.