Mater Foundation

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Mater Health Services is a significant part of the Queensland community and have always enjoyed community support in delivering its unique brand of health care. In 2008, the wonderful generosity of Queenslanders enabled the Mater Foundation to distribute over $3 million across the Mater complex.

The highlight of the year was, without doubt, the opening of the new Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, which was supported by a major fundraising campaign conducted by the Mater Foundation. This new facility is something that we all can be very proud of.

With established events such as the Mater Little Miracles Easter Appeal and Mater Little Miracles 5ks for Kids continuing to raise funds for the Mothers’ and Children’s hospitals, some new fundraising initiatives are also making an impact. The Prostate Cancer Campaign supports research at the Mater Medical Research Institute (MMRI) and Mater Healthy Start allows people to improve their lifestyles whilst raising money.

The value of fundraising is seen in the projects that are funded and the impact they make on people. In 2008, the Foundation funded over 300 projects across all the Mater ranging from expanding and modifying the Cryostorage facility at the Queensland Cord Blood Bank to small grants from the Foundation’s mission fund, which assists patients and their families experiencing hardship. These projects have touched the lives of people in many different ways, always extending the compassionate care experienced at the Mater.

The Mater Foundation acknowledges and thanks its many generous supporters across the community.

By Nigel Harris

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