2018 Glenn Brown Memorial Grant Winner - Institute for Respiratory Health

2018 Glenn Brown Memorial Grant Winner

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | News

We are pleased to announce Ms Naomi Chapman as the winner of the 2018 Glenn Brown Memorial Grant.

Naomi is a Physiotherapist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as well as a Conquer Cystic Fibrosis PhD student.

Naomi will use the funding to investigate the Metaneb® System in adults with cystic fibrosis, and its effects during periods of clinical stability and disease exacerbation.

The Glenn Brown Memorial Grant is made possible by funds raised at the the Melbourne Cup Luncheon.

The Luncheon will be in its 18th year in 2021 and is one of Perth’s largest Melbourne Cup fundraising events.

The event started as a tribute to Glenn Brown, a Kalgoorlie school boy, who sadly lost his fight to cystic fibrosis at just 15 years of age.

When Glenn was in hospital, he said he wasn’t ready to die and was worried he would be forgotten.

During his time in the hospital, Glenn met two mum’s who also had children with cystic fibrosis. They were so touched by his larger than life personality that when Glenn passed away, they wanted to keep his memory alive. Eight weeks later the first Melbourne Cup Luncheon was held in Glenn’s memory.

Today the Melbourne Cup Luncheon is coordinated by the Institute for Respiratory Health and is assist by a wonderful group of volunteers.

Every dollar raised goes to funding research projects that improve the health and wellbeing of people living with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis. The Luncheon has raised over $476,000, funding nine life-saving research projects here in Western Australia.

Naomi Chapman 2018 winner with E/Professor Geoff Stewart, Director of the Institute for Respiratory Health