SSMRF October News

We’re very excited – thanks to the fabulous team at Digerati, SSMRF has a NEW WEBSITE.

Make sure you have a look around, it’s full of information, pictures of our researchers & event guests, videos and lots more!

Up next on our events calendar…

Join us for a round of golf at Cronulla Golf Club on November 9. Golf square2Your round will start at 12.30pm, with a BBQ brunch before you head out. There will be drinks on the course, followed by music, and sit down 2-course dinner afterwards. Tickets are $125 per person all inclusive – click here for more information, or click here to book your ticket now.

Would you like to be a hole sponsor or donate a prize for the day? Contact us today to discuss how – (02) 9098 4042 or

Our Community Fundraising Champion

After trekking 27kms for SSMRF, St George Cricket Club President Kevin Greene has raised a whopping $23,000 for medical research & donations are still coming in. Kevin’s fundraising page is still active if you are wanting to donate to this tremendous effort and, of course, medical research – contribute here today.Kevin Greene square

Like Kevin, you can go a long way for SSMRF. Email if you’re keen to take up a challenge – we already have a couple of ideas:

  • Sign up to the Cook Classic & fundraise for SSMRF.
  • Start a team of 5 and cycle 5,200kms in the month of November as part of the Great Southern Crossing. You can track your ride across Australia, and win some fantastic prizes.

Business for Life Book Launch Invitation

Join Matt Alderton, award-winner author, entrepreneur, owner of multiple businesses, as well as a speaker and trainer, to launch his book Business for Life.
When: October 30, 2015Book Launch Invitation
Where: Hurstville City Library (Dora St & Queens Road, Hurstville)
Time: 12.30pm – 2pm (lunch and refreshments provided)

All proceeds from the day will go to SSMRF, so make sure you don’t miss out & support the Foundation – book online today.

Masquerade Ball Results

What a night! For those who attended, or if you would like to be a part of our 2016 Events Committee, we would love you to fill out our survey.Tim Campbell squareOur guests dressed in their finest, went wild for our prizes and entertainment, and raised almost $200,000. We couldn’t have done it without some wonderful local businesses and sponsors, including Singapore Airlines, Tynan Motors, St.George Bank, St George Private Hospital, Westfield, Cliff Lewis Printing and the Leader.

To read more about the night click here, or to see photos “like” us on Facebook.

Our best ever St.George Bank Beachside Dash

Back for its 8th year, the Dash saw huge numbers in 2015 – please fill out this survey if you would like to be involved in our 2016 event!

One of our pacing dragons

The Dash has raised almost $50,000 for SSMRF so far. We were particularly inspired by 79-year-old semi-retired neurologist Dr Don Pryor – a veteran of 23 City2Surfs and most of our Dashes to date.
For most of the competitors, running in the Dash is less about winning and more about raising money for life saving medical research. Sisters Anthea and Christie Charalambous said they ran as a way to say thank you for the ”awesome support” their father received from his cardiologist and St George Hospital when he suffered a heart attack in 2012.

For more information and to read more about the day including times, photos, videos & all the winners, click here.

Research Grants

Rear view of a surgeon tying his surgical mask

Our hard working Scientific Advisory Committee is currently reviewing all our 2016 grant applications. Stay tuned, the winners will be announced at the end of the month.

The team continues to be out and about in the community, so if you see us around don’t forget to come and say hello.


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Peter Christopher
CEO, St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation

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