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Mega property auction to advance medical research

Wednesday 24 November 2021 An anonymous couple has generously gifted eight properties to the RBWH Foundation in their will. The properties, which could raise over $5 million, will go to auction on the 10th of December with Place Estate Agents.

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Life Saving Trauma Research Partnerships and Funding

Friday 1 October 2021 The RBWH Foundation recently hosted the inaugural Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI) Leadership Forum at Parliament House. The Forum showcased significant Queensland breakthroughs in trauma research and patient outcomes, and initiated discussion with industry and other major stakeholders about philanthropic opportunities. “Transforming trauma care requires bold thinking, research and innovation,” said RBWH Foundation CEO Simone Garske. “It also requires philanthropic partnership with industry. The level of investment required is beyond the scope of Government ...

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The Perfect Gift for Dad!

Monday 30 August 2021 Still searching for a unique, life-changing gift this Father’s Day? Why not send your Dad, Grandfather or father-figure in your life an e-Card to show them how much they mean to you. When you send an e-card from the RBWH Foundation you will also be making a donation to fund ground-breaking research into a potential immunotherapy for prostate cancer in their name. There are three Father’s Day e-Cards to choose from with various donation values. Once you have selected the design you wish to send make sure you add a personal message to let your Dad, Grandfather or ...

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MoveForLex

Friday 27 August 2021 On July 17, 2021, life for Noosa triathlete Alexa Leary and her family changed in an instant. Lex suffered life-changing injuries in a horrific cycling accident while training on the Sunshine Coast. She spent the next few weeks in an induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit of Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). The successful triathlete, who embarked on her professional career 10 months ago, remains in RBWH where she recently celebrated her 20th birthday. Lex’s strength and determination has inspired moveforlex. All funds raised through moveforlex ...

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Leaving a Legacy in your Will

Monday 23 August 2021 Have you ever considered the power of leaving a Gift in your Will to medical research? Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation is honoured to have been left bequests - a Gift in a Will - by many valued former patients, staff and community members. A Gift can range from a sum of money, to shares, a property and more. These generous gifts have helped RBWH Foundation support the highest level of patient care, clinician-led research across multiple disciplines, staff training and purchase of invaluable equipment. What is a Bequest? A Bequest is a gift ...

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COVID-19 research hitting goals

Wednesday 18 August 2021 As COVID-19 continues to impact lives and spark lockdowns around Australia, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation reassure our donors that the Coronavirus Action Fund is actively supporting research to potentially save lives and assist the response to the pandemic. There are four main areas of support to date: • International COVID-19 treatment trials (ASCOT ADAPT) • Herston Infectious Diseases Institute (HeIDI) • COVID-19 hospital-focused research • Health care worker support COVID-19 Treatment Trials The focus of the Australasian ...

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Congratulations Zoe: an RBWH success story!

Tuesday 17 August 2021 Only a parent could be prouder! When Zoe Robinson was born 11 weeks premature in the early nineties at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), the statistics were grim. One in three babies didn’t survive. This month Zoe is celebrating being named Australian Pharmacy Student of the Year following strong competition at the online PSA21 Virtual. Guess where she works? You got it! RBWH! The Award recognises and celebrates outstanding pharmacy students by showcasing their counselling skills to the pharmacy profession and is a highlight of the Pharmaceutical ...

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The ‘new’ symptoms of COVID-19

Friday 13 August 2021 The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been a game-changer in Australia – far more infectious and as we are discovering, it also has different symptoms. So, what are the ‘new’ Delta COVID-19 symptoms to watch out for? The current Australian Government Department of Health CDNA guidelines state that: “COVID-19 presents as a mild illness in approximately 80% of cases. Evidence suggests the most common symptoms are fever, cough, dyspnoea, malaise, fatigue, loss of taste and/or smell, and sputum/respiratory secretions. Other symptoms include headache, sore throat, ...

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2021 Metro North Research Excellence Awards

Friday 6 August 2021 Metro North Research Excellence Awards 2021 The annual Metro North Research Excellence Awards 2021 has again seen many past and present RBWH Foundation research grant recipients shine amongst their peers. The annual awards provide an opportunity to recognise and reward outstanding achievement in research across all clinical specialties and professions. Complex Health Challenges Research Motor Neurone Disease (MND) expert, Dr Rob Henderson, and the Neuromuscular Diseases Research team. MND is a debilitating disease which causes progressive muscle weakness and ...

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On your mark for Bridge to Brisbane

Tuesday 29 June 2021               Are you looking for motivation to get active this winter?   Why not join Team RBWH Foundation by walking or running in this year’s Bridge to Brisbane, Sunday 29 August? You’ll have the satisfaction of helping raise funds for health initiatives and medical research, such as potentially life-saving cancer immunotherapy clinical trials at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH).  Help us Raise it for the Royal by joining Team RBWH Foundation in one of Brisbane’s most ...

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