What we do
Our Mission Statement:
The Lions Medical Research Foundation is committed to raising funds for medical research to improve the quality of life for present and future generations.
The Lions Medical Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation funding medical researchers. The Foundation is dedicated to raising money to continue its 50 year history in providing seed funding to early career medical researchers. We continuously seek ways to raise funds by exploring different avenues of revenue; clearly articulating the outcomes of medical research and the positive effects of this research.The Foundation is supported by the Lions community and the greater community in general.
The Lions Medical Research Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors all of whom are Lions members and all participate in a voluntary capacity. The Board has eight Directors all elected from the Lions Districts within Queensland and Northern New South Wales. All Board members receive no remuneration as they give generously of their time voluntarily.
The Lions Medical Research Foundation receives no Government funding. The funds are sourced by donations, bequests, investments, Ray Phippard Fellow Award and Professor Ian Frazer Humanitarian Award and the Lions Medical Research Personality Quest. All money raised goes directly to the Foundation which in turn funds panel-approved early career medical scientists in their quest to build a team of medical researchers and find cures to diseases that a few years ago would not have been thought possible. These chosen Research Fellows are presently based in Brisbane.
Images above courtesy of:
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
The Lions Medical Research Foundation adheres to the Objects and Ethics of Lions Clubs International. The Lions Medical Research Foundation is outcome focused, responsive to community needs and committed to values of excellence in all its’ activities.
The Lions Medical Research Foundation is a community based, not for profit organization dedicated to long term medical research funding to successfully improve the standard of health for all Australians and people throughout the world.