For the Month of May, I will be riding 1000km on my bike to support the Malaghan Institute and their research into the immune system. Of interest to me is the Malaghan's research into developing a New Zealand made Covid 19 vaccine. The vaccine aims to be more effective and affordable than current options and it is exciting that human trials are due to start by the end of the year (see link below). As a cancer survivor and someone who is immune compromised, I see the need for a more effective vaccine and one that is developed right here in New Zealand. I am asking everyone to show their support by sponsoring me and donating to the Malaghan Institute via this fundraising page.
Why the Malaghan:
The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is helping to find new solutions to diseases such as cancer, developing better treatment options for allergic and inflammatory diseases including asthma and ensuring we are better protected against infectious diseases such as Covid-19.
If we can better understand how our immune system fights infection, we can develop more effective, longer-lasting ways to prevent, treat and cure it. The Malaghan Institute’s vaccine research is focused on understanding how immune cells respond to threats such as viruses, bacteria or parasites so we can identify new ways to boost the protectiveness of our immune system.
everyone responds the same way to a vaccine. Safeguarding our community from
infectious diseases like COVID-19 means ensuring everyone is equally protected.
The Malaghan Institute has been working on developing a new Covid-19 vaccine here in New Zealand
that aims to be more effective and affordable than current options.
Learn more about the Malaghan Institute’s work into infectious diseases:
Last day of May for MalaghanTuesday 31st May Thankyou to all who've donated to my Fundraiser for Malaghan Institute. I cycled 1150km n have raised $225 to date.
1150km done but have to stop!Sunday 29th May 1150km completed for my fundraising efforts, surpassing 1000km goal. Unfortunately on Friday 27th i had a mini Stroke n have to take it easy for rest of May. Louise Curtis 🚴♀️😎 Share
865km for MalaghanSunday 15th May Been a Challenging week w pain n fatigue. I've cycled 865km for MI, 315km to go.
Rain or Shine!Monday 9th May Pouring with rain today, but I'm out there cycling for the cause.
Day 1- May 1stSunday 1st May Windy start to the day, cycled round Miramar Peninsular n into the gym. Completed 3 cycle classes then home again.
May for MalaghanThursday 7th Apr I am cycling 1000km for Malaghan Institute over the month of May to raise funds for their Covid Vaccine.
Thank you to my Sponsors