Terry White Chemists has partnered with The Common Good to raise money for unfunded medical research projects.
The Common Good was established to prove that everyday people can make things happen. An initiative of the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, it raises support for medical research projects through a 60-day crowd-funding platform.
The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Michael Hornby, congratulated the team at Terry White Chemists and said their donations now mean Matthew Linnane can begin vital research into improving techniques for restoring collapsed lungs.
“The most fantastic thing about this initiative is the swiftness with which it marries up researchers in urgent need of funding with those that are keen to support these projects,” Hornby says.
“Every minute matters when you are facing a health crisis.
“In a few short weeks we have been able to connect Matthew with his support crew at Terry White Chemists and he is up and running with a project that may otherwise have never gotten off the ground.”
The project aims to improve the health outcomes of the 110,000 Australians, each year, that find themselves in an Intensive Unit and in need of a respirator to help them breathe.
Terry White Chemists Chief Executive Officer Anthony White says the network is proud to offer much-needed support to enable valuable medical research projects to get underway.
“When we heard more than 85% of medical research projects never receive the funding they need to get off the ground, we were motivated to do whatever we could to assist,” White says.
“Supporting our best and bright medical minds to improve health outcomes is really a no-brainer and the fundraising framework developed by The Common Good made it an easy thing for us to do.
“We wish Matthew all the very best and look forward to following him on a journey that could change the lives of countless Australians.”