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Famous Aussies get behind Medical Research Future Fund

Prominent Australians Carrie Bickmore, Ita Buttrose, Natasha Stott Despoja, and former Australians of the Year Sir Gustav Nossal, Professor Patrick McGorry and Simon McKeon have thrown their support behind the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

The new promotional campaign features famous faces asking “What’s the Fuss?” about medical conditions such as dementia, cancer, heart disease, and mental illness.
“Australian health and medical research provides hope for new discoveries leading to better diagnostics, treatments and potentially cures for these conditions and many more”, said Medical
Research Future Fund Action Group Chair, Peter Scott.

Mr Scott encouraged people to share their stories about the need for medical research through the What’s the fuss? website – www.whatsthefuss.org.au.

“Every day we hear stories about people suffering or dying prematurely with medical conditions that should be preventable or curable if we invest the money to conduct the necessary research,” Mr Scott said.

“The economic arguments for health and medical research are abundant and compelling – whether you’re talking savings to our healthcare system or growing innovative industries and providing highly skilled jobs for Australians. But beyond economics, there are the people afflicted by disability and disease and their loved ones, such as our group’s founding chairman, Alastair Lucas, who died of brain cancer recently. For all of us, there is that priceless intangible that medical research provides: hope. Hope for a treatment and hope for a cure.”

To view the television commercial, click on the clip below.