Freemasons New Zealand, through The Freemasons Charity, has continued to fund the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in Wellington for a further $600,000, over the next three years, for the Freemasons CAR-T cell Research Programme.
This is in additional to the $600,000 previous funding for the Freemasons CAR-T cell Research Programme. This involves research and trials on therapies for a range of cancers.
A total of $1,200,000 over five years for this important medical research is a significant contribution from the Freemasons of New Zealand.
It adds to our tradition of supporting medical research funding in New Zealand for Brain Research and Child Health totaling $15 million dollars over a large number of years.
Our Grand Master Graham Wrigley and Deputy Grand Master Jim Watt were present at the signing of the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the continue of funding for the programme.