Lincoln Powell Memorial Day

Friends, family and the community once again gathered at Bramble Bay Bowls Club to fundraise in memory of Lincoln Powell and also to celebrate his wonderful life. Lincoln was 43 when a brain tumor claimed his life in 2016. His parents Wendy and Peter Powell alongside Bramble Bay Bowls Club hosted the 5th annual event in February to raise funds for the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer Lab at QIMR Berghofer. This year was their most successful to date, raising $7,107.80 which will be donated directly to our Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer Lab.

Professor Bryan Day and his team can’t thank Wendy and Peter Powell enough for their continuous support to the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer Lab.

‘Without generous supporters like Wendy and Peter our work would become increasingly difficult due to funding issues. We look forward to 2022 and the 6th annual Lincoln Powell Memorial Day on the Green,’ Professor Bryan Day said.

Thank you to Wendy, Peter and the team at Bramble Bay Bowls for your ongoing support of QIMR Berghofer.

Coolum Lioness Club gives back to the community one last time

We are saddened to hear that the Coolum Lioness Club is closing.

The Lionesses met for the last time in March to donate their remaining funds to QIMR Berghofer.

Memories of the club will be talked about for years to come by friends, family and the community. We thank the Coolum Lioness Club for their support over the years. They will be missed.

Vale Professor June Halliday,
iron metabolism research pioneer

June will forever be remembered as the trail blazer who never gave up, fought for women in science and persevered no matter how difficult the path to success was.’
Professor Fabienne Mackay recently paid tribute to the late Professor June Halliday, who worked at QIMR Berghofer from the 1960s until her retirement in 1995. An extraordinary scientist, Professor Halliday graduated from the University of Queensland in 1949 with a Science degree, majoring in Biochemistry and went on to become a world-renowned expert in iron metabolism.

On behalf of the QIMR Berghofer community, we pay tribute to June and convey our deepest condolences to her family.

Read Professor Mackay’s tribute at here.

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