Glenn Brown Memorial Grant

Glenn Brown Memorial Grant

Thank you for your generosity!

We are thrilled to announce $33,307.76 was raised for cystic fibrosis research at last week’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon.

Thanks to the generosity of our guests, volunteers and local businesses the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant can continue to support research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.

There is still time to donate towards the grant and help us get closer to our target of $50k. All donations would be really appreciated.



Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system. The exocrine system of people with cystic fibrosis malfunctions, meaning they develop excessively thick and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and digestive system. This weakens the digestive functions of the pancreas and traps bacteria in the lungs resulting in recurrent infections, leading to irreversible damage to these organs. A baby is born every four days with cystic fibrosis and sadly, there is currently no cure.


Glenn Brown


The Glenn Brown Memorial Grant was established in 2011, in honour of Glenn Brown, a 15-year-old schoolboy from Kalgoorlie who passed away from cystic fibrosis.

During his time in the hospital, Glenn met Janeine and Alison, who are both mothers of children with cystic fibrosis. Glenn had told them that he wasn’t ready to die and was scared of being forgotten.

When Glenn passed away, Janeine and Alison wanted to keep his memory alive. In 2011, they created the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant in collaboration with the Institute for Respiratory Health.

Since 2011 a $50K grant has been made available to researchers to investigate the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.


Glenn Brown Memorial Grant was last modified: November 14th, 2018 by Sarah Cermak