Supporter stories

We are deeply grateful for every contribution, as this enables our groundbreaking research to power new treatments and cures for this and future generations.

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Stomach cancer and H.pylori
Janine’s story

“I’m not a millionaire and there are other diseases I could have donated to, but stomach cancer is so much more prevalent than I’d realised, and I know my donation will make a difference.” – Janine Flatt, Bequestor

As an African-American US military veteran, Bruce Hall never knew he was in a high-risk group for stomach cancer linked to gastric bacteria (H.pylori) infection.

No-one expected this fit, non-smoking teetotaller to succumb to stomach cancer at the age of 64.

Janine Flatt and her husband Bruce Hall donating to Hudson Institute
Jessica Lindner's family community rallies for hope from cancer research.

Family’s community rallies

Jessica sadly passed away in 2022 at the age of 13 after a brave fight with a rare brain tumour. When her family generously requested donations in lieu of flowers, their community rallied behind them. 

As a result of the nearly $20,000 raised, Hudson Institute was able to purchase a digital microscope that allows a more comprehensive analysis of cancer cells.

“By raising funds in Jessica’s name for this important research, we are hopeful that one day another family won’t have to lose a child to a similar disease.” – Jessica’s father Luke

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Firefighters Charity Fund support BRCA1 gene sequencing at Hudson Institute of Medical Research.

Firefighters support cancer research

Fire Rescue Victoria are generously supporting Hudson Institute’s BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation research via the Firefighters Charity Fund.

This donation will allow for further research into microRNAs and BRCA1 mutations.

“We are excited that this donation will assist in Alex’s research, and feel that any work that will reduce the likelihood of BRCA1 cancer-related illness is worth supporting.”- Dave Harris, Acting Assistant Chief Fire Officer.

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A leading Australian fitness coach Daniel Wilson, died in May 2019 two months after being diagnosed with stomach cancer aged just 37.

Fitting legacy for fitness coach

Prominent Australian fitness coach, Daniel Wilson, died in May 2019, just two months after being diagnosed with stomach cancer. He was only 37 years old.

In his memory, an appeal was launched to fund research into earlier, better ways of diagnosing this disease.

This appeal aims to fund a scholarship in Daniel Wilson’s name that will support a PhD student to progress this stomach cancer research to the next stage.

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Giving while living to help cancer research

Ann Lorden’s husband Max succumbed to renal cancer in 2017, not long after their granddaughter Ella was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at just eight years old.

This inspired her to do whatever she could to help improve cancer treatments.

“My children and grandchildren could have a lovely holiday with their inheritance after I’ve gone, but there’s more good to be done for kids just like Ella by giving while living.” – Ann

Supporter Mrs Ann Lorden and her daughter and granddaughter, Ella, an osteosarcoma survivor

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