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Scope 49 - News under the microscope

2 November 2012

Malaghan Month at Just Paterson

October was Malaghan Month at Just Paterson Real Estate. They celebrated three years of partnership with the Malaghan Institute and since 2009 - when they lost their much loved company co-founder, wife and mother Sally Paterson to brain cancer - they’ve been raising funds to help the Malaghan Institute find a vaccine for the disease. In the three years to date, they have raised over $190,000 and for Malaghan Month they upped the ante. During October, they donated $1,000 to the Malaghan Institute for every house sold and also celebrated the partnership with some fun activities, which saw the company holding many special events to raise funds for, and awareness of, the cancer vaccine work of the Malaghan Institute. This is going to be an annual undertaking, so be sure to ‘like’ the Just Paterson Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JustPaterson) and you can keep up-to-date with all the fun for next year!

Franca NEXT woman of the Year Finalist

We would like to congratulate our very own Prof Franca Ronchese on being named as a finalist for the 2012 NEXT Woman of the Year awards. Although she didn’t win, this recognition of Franca’s tireless dedication to the development of a more effective immune-based therapy for cancer is an inspiration to us all.



Every little bit counts

Recently we had a visit from two very special young ladies who generously donated their pocket money to the Just Paterson Malaghan account. Their mum Anna said it was the girls’, Ruba (8yrs) and Rose (6yrs), idea to give their pocket money with a vision to “help buy some new lab equipment to help the scientists.” They also thought “it would be pretty cool, in about twenty years, to tell their grandchildren that they had helped find a cure for cancer.” Thank you Ruba and Rose for such a wonderful gesture.

Rotary Club of Port Nicholson donate $17,000

Earlier this year the Rotary Club of Port Nicholson held their Annual Quiz and Charity Auction event to raise funds for several deserving charities. The Malaghan Institute would like to thank the Club for their amazing support and donation of $17,000 to be put towards our research. Overall the event raised a fantastic $34,500 with the remainder of the money to be donated to Outward Bound, YouthQuest and the Rotary Foundation.

Recent Grants (June - Oct 2012)

Our sincere thanks to the following Trusts and Foundations for their recent support:

  •  James Russell Lewis Charitable Trust
  • Cuesports Foundation Ltd
  • Southern Trust


Congratulations and thank you to Vicki Watson of Auckland (pictured left) who recently completed the nine day, 551km, Cycle Queensland event and fundraised over $1,200 for the Malaghan Institute. Well done Vicki!




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