Most people think of medical research in terms of the discovery of penicillin or a cure for cancer. However, the indirect effects of research, while less obvious, are just as important to the quality of health care in Canterbury.
Over the past 59 years, the Foundation has funded more than $28 million in research into some of the world’s most devastating conditions such as: cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, bowel disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s to name a few. In order to continue to provide a meaningful level of research funding, the Foundation is reliant on the goodwill and financial support of generous individuals, trusts and businesses from around our region and beyond.
We are able to fund medical research in the main areas below. Click on you research area of interest to make an investment.