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Reece’s story

Hobart mother of two, Reece Davies was just 37 when she had a stroke.

What started as a pain in her left eye quickly developed into paralysis of her left side.  The doctors gave her just a 10% chance of survival.

The reality is 1 in 4 people will have a stroke in their lifetime but 80% of strokes are preventable.

Tasmania has the highest incidence of stroke per capita in Australia, meaning 1,500 Tasmanians will have a stroke each year.  140 of these will happen to people like Reece who are under the age of 54.

While much has been done to improve the treatment of stroke in the past 10 years, more research is needed to prevent strokes from happening.

At Menzies our research aims to:

  • Better understand the risk factors of people of all ages
  • Test new ways to prevent stroke; and
  • Determine the best ways to improve outcomes for those who have had a stroke

Reece has now made a full recovery, but it was a long and difficult road to regain use of her left side.

Your gift today will help us reduce the number of people who suffer from strokes and ensure those who do, go on to live life to the fullest. Please give now and help us change the odds when it comes to strokes and other major diseases affecting Tasmanians.

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Medical research takes time and commitment, but also significant resources. Without your support in donations some research simply would not happen.

Your gift today can help fund significant medical research into research projects, developing future medical researchers and much needed equipment. You can choose where to direct your support or give to the area of greatest priority.

All donations go directly to funding medical research at Menzies.

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By Mail

To mail a donation to Menzies, download and complete our donation form and mail to:
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Private Bag 23
Hobart Tasmania 7000

By Phone

To donate by phone, please free call 1800 638 124 or 03 6226 7700 (9am to 5pm, Monday - Friday).

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To make a donation in person please visit us:

Menzies Institute for Medical Research
University of Tasmania
Medical Science Precinct
17 Liverpool Street
Hobart Tasmania 7000

Workplace Giving


Workplace Giving enables you to make regular donations from your pre-tax pay, resulting in an automatic tax reduction. Giving from pre-tax income also means donations cost you less, while Menzies receives the full benefit. By making regular payments, our researchers can plan better for the future. Every dollar donated to Menzies goes directly to medical research. To find out more or to set-up a workplace giving arrangement complete the workplace giving form.


Workplace Giving is unique in its ability to bring together employees, employers and the charities they choose to support. It is living proof that small change can make a big difference and deliver significant benefits to the community. View our fact sheet on workplace giving.

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Menzies Advancement Team
Telephone: +61 3 6226 7707

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