In February State Custodians received the 2016 Community Champion Award from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. It was recognition of our long term support of the All Ribbons Ball, the major fundraising event of Young Garvan.
The funds raised by the group are awarded to a young research scientist to undertake medical research. The award was presented by Dr David Croucher, the recipient of the current award. His research involves understanding the factors that cause chemoresistence, to better determine treatment options for breast cancer sufferers.
A representative group from State Custodians was there to accept the award including Richard Metzger, Luis Orp, Anouska Linz and Melissa Urquhart. "We were inspired by the fundraising efforts of others including Samuel Johnson, Love your Sister and Tour de Cure. We are very proud to be associated with the Garvan Institute."