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Medical research & donations – FAQs

When it comes to medical research and donations, there are many questions you may consider. This is a guide to help you make a measured decision.

I want to help, how can I donate?

Visit our donation page to see the many ways you can donate. Click on the link below for all the details: 

Where does my donation go?

By donating to the Lions Medical Research Foundation in the past, you will have supported a number of critical medical fields including:

  • Asthma
    • Diabetes
    • Cervical cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Kidney disease
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Immunology
    • Schizophrenia
    • Ophthalmology
    • Toxicology
    • Cord Blood
    • Bone & joint disease

By donating to the Lions Medical Research Foundation NOW you will be supporting research into diabetes and the affect gestational diabetes has on the mother and baby and the critical early detection of ovarian cancer by a simple blood test.

What is a bequest?

A bequest is a wonderful way to leave behind a legacy that will improve the lives of many. By leaving a gift in your Will you are helping to prevent premature deaths and potentially saving families from the heartbreak caused by serious medical conditions.

For a confidential conversation, you can contact our Bequest Team on (07) 3832 1688 for information.

Can I host a fundraising event?

Yes, we love when members of our community organise fundraising events for the Lions Medical Research Foundation. If you are thinking of planning a fundraising event, please send an email to with the details and we will be able to issue you with an Authority to Fundraise. This letter confirms that you have our authority to fundraise on our behalf and donations are tax deductible. We can also assist you when seeking support for your fundraising event.

Are donations for medical research tax-deductible?

Every donation contributes to better health for the community. Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. By donating to the Lions Medical Research Foundation today, you are fueling vital research that prevents illness and improves health outcomes for people in Australia and across the world.

Still have questions?

Contact our friendly team at the Lions Medical Research Foundation on (07) 3832 1688 and we’d be happy to answer your questions and discuss our upcoming events.

Get in Touch

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