Supporting people in hospitals across South Australia through vital health and medical research and improved patient care.
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THRF adopts extremely high transparency standards when reporting our financials.
Supports research into the detection, management & treatment of breast cancer.
Funding research into prostate cancer prevention, detection & treatment.
Improving heart health through advances in knowledge & research to beat heart disease.
Our aim is to reduce & eliminate the high incidence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes.
Supports health and wellbeing research & programs for veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.
Driving collaboration, innovation & research to develop best-practice arts, design & health programs.
Supporting world-class stroke research to improve prevention, diagnosis & acute treatment to cure stroke.
Providing donor stool to treat patients with bowel conditions and foster research into faecal transplant as a treatment.
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Father-of-one Daniel Balmforth never thought heart disease would affect him at such a young age, but what began as him collapsing at work one morning spiralled into four years of visiting the emergency department on a weekly basis. read more
For two years a now 88-year-old Peter Mussared was experiencing debilitating pain in his right leg, reducing his mobility and leaving him unable to cope with living alone in what was his family home of many years. read more
Adelaide researchers are one step closer to breast cancer prevention after finding a new driver for breast density, an identified risk factor for breast cancer. read more
Margaret Harrigan was the first person in South Australia to receive an islet transplant as a treatment for her type 1 diabetes. Now seven years on from her life-changing procedure, Margaret is living diabetes free, a blessing both herself and her loving husband Kerry could never have imagined. read more
Leaving her position as a geriatrician in Brazil, Dr Beatriz Arakawa Martins came to Adelaide in 2016 in search of answers on a condition impacting the quality of life of our ageing population – frailty. Specifically, Dr Martins wants to understand the role our home environment plays in the development of frailty in our community. read more
On Sunday December 4 2016, Alexandra (Alex) Vakitsidis, Ambassador and long-time supporter of THRF hosted a very special fundraiser in partnership with the City of Charles Sturt and the Ethnic Schools Association of SA. read more
When Helen Woodall developed psoriatic arthritis 23 years ago she suffered debilitating pain. Now, research you support has been able to put a stop to this pain and give Helen a new lease on life. read more
A potential breakthrough between breast cancer and bone regeneration could significantly help manage the spread of cancer-related bone destruction and improve quaility of life. read more
During 2016 we asked for your support to help us make these Under our Roof houses homes. It’s thanks to your donations that we have been able to supply the final touches for the two homes, ensuring they are the perfect environment for patients to recover with their family close by. read more
An alarming statistic haunts the lives of too many members of our community – one Australian dies from heart disease every 12 minutes, making it the largest single cause of death in our country. Clinical Data Manager and researcher at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research Dr Rosanna Tavella has been passionately working on changing this statistic. read more