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Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI)

Relationship: Recipients

In 2016, much loved wife and mother, Elizabeth Ann Vaughan, passed away at age 81 after a brief battle with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. Elizabeth was a keen gardener, grew pelargoniums and geraniums and was a life-long member of The Geranium Society of WA. When she passed away, her husband Keith sold her last remaining plants, display shelves, pots and books and gifted these funds to pancreatic cancer research at Curtin.

The $4,000 he collected was donated to a research project led by Professor Marco Falasca from the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI). Professor Falasca’s commitment and determination is producing exciting results and he is now in the process of bringing his strategies to clinical trials. This would not be possible without the generous support of people like the Vaughan family.

“Thank you for all of the work you do. You helped my mission and I believe your donation has a good impact on the lives of people who are or will suffer from this terrible disease,” Professor Marco Falasca.