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The 2019 Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run will be held on Sunday 13 October. This event sees entrants take on the bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University, Nathan Campus through the Toohey Forest.

The 2019 event has elected to fundraise for diabetes and as such, Lions Medical Research Foundation intends to participate in this event and raise funds in support of diabetes researcher Dr Olivia Holland who is the 2019 recipient of the Queensland and Northern New South Wales Lions Medical Research Foundation Fellowship.

Dr Holland has a strong connection with Griffith University and is a research fellow based at the School of Medical Science, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus. As a researcher, Dr Holland has a particular interest in diabetes during pregnancy, and in the underlying mechanisms that link placental dysfunction to pregnancy complications and the later development of conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes in adulthood. Diabetes during pregnancy is a major Australian and global health problem, the incidence of which is rapidly escalating. With the support of the Lions Medical Research Foundation, Dr Holland will be working to determine the relationship between placental mitochondrial function and diabetes during pregnancy, and how we might better treat this increasingly critical health issue.

Given Olivia’s connection with Griffith University and her research into diabetes, one of the five Global Causes of Lions Clubs International, the TOOHEY TRAIL RUN presents an opportunity for the broader Lions Community to

  • support Lions Medical Research Foundation,
  • help to fund ongoing diabetes research, and
  • welcome Olivia to the Lions family.

You can help my donating here – https://give.everydayhero.com/au/running-for-research-3 

Patron: His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland

The QLD & Northern NSW Lions Medical Research Foundation is a Deductible Gift Recipient so your donation will be tax deductible.

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