Scope 45 - Real Estate and Research

22 July 2011, Cancer, Supporting the Malaghan Institute

Less than one year after raising an incredible $60,000 to support the Malaghan Institute’s Cancer Vaccine Programme, Ian Paterson and the team at Just Paterson Real Estate in Wellington have raised the bar by making a further $50,000 donation to support research into glioblastoma, the form of brain cancer that tragically claimed Sally Paterson – beloved wife of Ian, mother, business owner and work colleague of all the team at Just Paterson - in 2009.

Just Paterson co-director Ian Paterson says Sally’s death highlighted the ground-breaking work the Malaghan Institute is doing and provided Sally’s family, colleagues and clients with an opportunity to create something good out of their loss.

Following their “Blue September” promotion in 2009, Just Paterson has continued to raise much needed funds for the Malaghan Institute through agent fee donations, company contributions and gifts from the community, with members of the team also participating in the Malaghan Run for Research appeal in February this year.

“We’re committed to working long-term with the Malaghan Institute to support their bid for a vaccine for this particular form of brain tumour”, Ian states.

Our utmost respect and gratitude go to Ian, his family and the Just Paterson team for their unwavering support in Sally’s memory.