Spring 2021

Your support enables researchers and clinicians to make new discoveries and develop better treatments for diseases and illnesses, from beginning to end of life. Thank you.

This issue of Your Foundation highlights September – Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – and how your support of the amazing men in our community is helping them to live a longer and healthier life. 

Also in this edition, a generous gift from a grateful patient will help men with prostate cancer for years to come; how 140 days in the Neonatal Unit with her son spurred a young mum on to raise more than $1,000 and how with your support, Flinders is leading the way in helping GPs manage insomnia. 

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time when your support can make a difference to the wonderful men in your life.  Read More

Ralph’s gift – the Ralph Ernst PhD Scholarship in Prostate Cancer Research

Sam Rollin, recipient of the inaugural Ralph Ernst PhD Scholarship in Prostate Cancer Research, says Ralph and Pixie’s generosity is providing him with the opportunity to make an incredible difference. Read More

Dean and Angie’s prostate cancer mission!

Having recently recovered from back surgery, Dean Dimmock, 48, couldn’t have imagined the news he was about to receive after visiting his doctor about new back pain. Read More

The gift that keeps giving

Ralph Ernst, a patient at Flinders more than three decades ago, has left a long-lasting legacy to help researchers develop new treatments for men with incurable, metastatic prostate cancer. Read More

Grateful Ollie’s neonatal journey

Little Oliver Slade was born at only 25 weeks weighing just 535 grams. He spent 140 days in the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) Neonatal Unit. Read More

Men’s health and wellbeing receives a boost

Research focusing on male health and wellbeing has received a considerable boost, with Flinders University and Flinders Foundation joining the Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing. Read More

Thank you for helping GPs manage insomnia

Flinders University researchers will soon develop a world-first pathway to help GPs treat insomnia, in the hope of reducing reliance on sleeping pills for the estimated 2.5 million Australian adults who suffer with chronic insomnia. Read More

Improving the lives of children with glaucoma

Thanks to generous supporters of eye health at Flinders, researchers are hoping to improve the lives of children with glaucoma by identifying genes which lead to more severe outcomes, while also focusing on methods to improve quality of life for patients, and their families. Read More

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