“My name is Kylie. When I was asked to write my story, I decided to address it as a letter to my younger self. You know – the one who didn’t have cancer or a care in the world. I hope it will give you some insight into how your donation to medical research can be so important to the life of a person facing cancer. If you take anything away from it, make it be that the Perkins desperately need your support so they can continue to help people like me.”
YOUR SMALL GUIDE WITH A BIG IMPACT
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients and their loved ones who want nothing more than to offer support. That’s why we’ve created this small guide with plenty of help from our friends. We asked hundreds of Perkins supporters to share their best advice for offering help to someone with cancer. Here are some of the most popular and helpful suggestions for you.
For the past nine years, many of our cancer researchers have been funded by you through our two major events. Due to COVID-19, we’re looking at significant reductions in donations. This will challenge the researchers ability to continue their life-saving work without interruption. Your donation this tax time will ensure that the Perkins can continue cancer researcher in WA.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
Without you, the Perkins would cease to exist. You can trust that your donation will be used to support better health outcomes for you and your family. We will always be proactive in keeping your information safe and we will always share with you the impact of your gift. We don’t take you for granted. We value you – your opinion, your financial contribution and your friendship.
HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS
We are proud to be West Australian. A thriving research environment draws the brightest medical professionals to our State and improves access to the latest treatments. Your donation will help fund local research projects driven by the needs of our community.
Perkins researchers are focused on keeping families -including their own -together for as long as possible. Your donation helps to fund research that will improve the length and quality of people’s lives.
For every $1 invested into medical research, Australia enjoys a $3.90 return on investment (source: AAMRI). Your donation reduces the emotional and economic costs imposed by disease –to families and healthcare systems.
As little as 16% of research funding applications are granted nationally. Your donation equips our researchers and keep our labs running, ensuring promising research projects can reach their potential no matter what.