Glenn Brown Wall of Hope

Glenn having a special day out on the Swan River

Help keep Glenn’s memory alive with a ‘brick’ in the wall

Glenn Brown was a Kalgoorlie schoolboy, who at just 15 years of age, lost his fight against cystic fibrosis, an incurable disease that affects the lungs and other vital organs.

During one of Glenn’s many hospital stays, he told Janeine and Alison, mothers of children with cystic fibrosis, that he wasn’t ready to die and was worried he would be forgotten.

Glenn with his brother

When Glenn passed away Janeine and Alison wanted to help keep Glenn’s memory alive and within eight weeks put together their first Melbourne Cup Luncheon.

14 years later, the Melbourne Cup Luncheon Committee continues to raise over $50,000 each year. The money raised funds the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant, providing scientists the opportunity to search for answers into cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.

Glenn loved having a good time, loved having his photo taken and loved music. His favourite song was Pink Floyd’s ‘Brick in the Wall’, inspiring the Glenn Brown Wall of Hope.

You can help keep Glenn’s memory alive by sponsoring a ‘brick’ in the Glenn Brown Wall of Hope

Each brick is worth $100 and for every brick purchased we are one step closer to reaching our goal for 2017 – to sell 100 bricks and raise $10,000.

Complete the online form, it’s easy! Then email us your name, company name or company logo (low resolution, landscaped image). 100% of the money raised from the Wall goes towards the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant, which is administered by the Institute for Respiratory Health. The Wall is a virtual wall which we display on our website for 2017 and at the Melbourne Cup Luncheon on Tuesday 7th November.

Glenn Brown Wall of Hope was last modified: September 14th, 2017 by Sarah Cermak