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Sponsors 2004

2004

In 2004, the WANTZ Committee supported the Mater Medical Research Institute in raising funds to buy much needed equipment.

ABOUT MATER MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE:

The Mater Medical Research Institute is a world-class medical research institute conducting research that is aimed at improving health care.

The MMRI is located at the heart of the Mater hospital campus in South Brisbane. Driven by a 'bench to bedside' philosophy, the MMRI's leading scientists work alongside doctors to turn basic scientific discovery into better treatment for patients.
The MMRI is helping to improve treatment for a range of illnesses and diseases including:

  • Cancer including prostate cancer, leukaemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohns disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Gastrointestinal bacteria such as Helicobacter and Campylobacter
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Complications of solid organ and bone marrow transplants
  • Infectious diseases including Hepatitis C and HIV

Their Mission: "Based on a commitment to academic medicine, we are building a world-class medical research institute to discover, develop, translate, and commercialise medical research that integrates with relevant areas of excellence with Mater Health Services"

AMOUNT RAISED: $63,424

ANNUAL DINNER:

The culmination of the WANTZ Committee's fundraising was a spectacular dinner at Restaurant 'TWO', on Saturday 28 August 2004 on the night of Brisbane's Riverfire. Guests include members of Brisbane's medical, legal, banking, government and business communities.