$7000 Community donation boosts dementia research
Keeping it local and keeping it relevant were the two most important factors when the Wollongong chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star was looking for a cause for which to raise money this year.
After hearing about Professor Richard Fleming's research into dementia-friendly communities the choice was clear says grand matron Norah Mitchell.
UOW Motor Neurone Disease Researcher faces challenge head-on
Dr Justin Yerbury has a very personal connection with Motor Neurone Disease and his research into the disease is breaking new ground. The recent social media phenomenon of the Ice Bucket Challenge has bought the disease to the public's attention and raised much needed awareness and funds. But Dr Yerbury has to apply for a slice of the money raised along with researchers from around the country. If you would like to support Dr Yerbury's research at UOW, and know that 100 per cent of your gift goes into that program go to our Give Now page and use the drop down menu to select Motor Neurone Disease.
Read more about Dr Yerbury's research and MND here.