Thank you so much to all our wonderful walkers for braving the cold and making our 2023 BRIGHT Walk such a success!
You can still show your support – and help fund life-saving medical research – by sponsoring someone who took part.
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MEET OUR BRIGHT ACCELERATOR!
Dr Andrew Shoubridge is a postdoctoral researcher at SAHMRI who focuses on dementia – how it develops, what causes it to develop differently in people, and to identify ways to prevent it.
Dr Shoubridge was the winner of the first SAHMRI BRIGHT Accelerator award last year. This award, entirely funded by the proceeds of the 2022 SAHMRI Bright Walk, provided $100k for his team to supercharge their research into the prevention, early detection and treatment of dementia.
“I’m so proud to be SAHMRI’s inaugural BRIGHT Accelerator and represent all the amazing research being conducted at our institute. Being funded directly by the community has allowed me to take on a unique project to prevent dementia that wouldn’t be possible otherwise; there’s something very special about that.”
– Dr Andrew Shoubridge
OUR FANTASTIC FUNDRAISERS
Thanks to all our BRIGHT stars for fundraising for us. You’re all heroes!
To sponsor someone, just click on an individual or team name to visit their fundraising page.
William Krauss was diagnosed with Alport syndrome – a genetic condition that causes progressive loss of kidney function – when he was 17. Since then, he has been surviving on dialysis, a procedure that cleans the blood when the kidneys stop working.
William and his family are still waiting for the life-changing news that a kidney transplant donor has been found. His mum, Deb, and dad, Greg, credit SAHMRI and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital for their role in the continued research and treatment that’s kept William alive and their family together.
“What the researchers and clinicians do is a whole lot more than just a job. Quality of life is ultimately what we want for our son so he can achieve all his dreams and goals. Medical research is key to making this happen.”
– Deb Krauss
ADELAIDE IN LIGHTS
Illuminate Adelaide, which takes place throughout July, is ‘a beacon, an invitation, a city-wide spectacle of art, light, sound and imagination, daring you to shake off the winter blues and rekindle a sense of wonder’.
Could there have been a more perfect backdrop for the BRIGHT Walk?
WHAT IS SAHMRI?
SAHMRI is South Australia’s independent, not-for-profit health and medical research institute.
We believe in a healthier future for all Australians. We listen to the needs of our communities to deliver research that changes the way healthcare is delivered. Through research excellence, innovation and strategic partnerships, we turn discoveries in health and medical research into impact for the community to improve their lives and the health of all Australians.
SAHMRI’s headquarters is in the heart of Adelaide BioMed City – the largest health and medical research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere. It is currently home to around 700 researchers, partners, students and support staff. They are all committed to transforming innovative health and medical research into tangible health benefits for our community.
You can learn more about SAHMRI here.