Research funding for cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-shortening inherited disease in the developed world and even with the best medical care, the average life expectancy is 37 years. Our charity is committed to research activities aimed at improving the care and quality of life of people with CF.
We are proud that our charity has donated $136,000 over the past 5 years to CF research through the Shelley Shephard Memorial PhD Scholarship. A further $20,000 was donated for equipment, a -70 degree celcius freezer to store bacteria specimins in the laboratory, vital to ongoing research. This donation was made possible by a special collection that was taken up in memory of Shelley Shephard who lost her battle with CF at 36 years of age.
We hope that you can help us by making a donation to our charity so that we can continue to fund vital CF research at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane.