An inspiring story of philanthropy

An inspiring story of philanthropy

Ms Roz Edmond has a strong personal connection to the institute.

She is one of the more than 20 million people worldwide to have been treated with colony stimulating factors (CSFs). These drugs help to boost infection-fighting white blood cells in people undergoing cancer treatment.

CSFs were discovered in the 1960s by institute researcher Professor Don Metcalf and colleagues.

Roz Edmond with Professor Don Metcalf
Roz Edmond with the late Professor Don Metcalf

Intense curiosity and dogged determination

Roz believes the research being done at the institute is incredibly important. “The place hums with intense curiosity and dogged determination. I’m proud to contribute what I can to help,” she said.

In recognition of the impact that Professor Metcalf’s discovery has had on her life, Roz has confirmed her intention to leave a gift in her will to the institute.

Leaving a gift to the institute

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about leaving a gift to the institute in your will, please contact Susanne Williamson, Head of Fundraising, on 03 9345 2962 or

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