Your support brought baby Chloe back home to her family

At 25 weeks, mum-to-be Cherie woke at 2 am in extreme pain, not realising she was in labour. She arrived at Mater Mother’s Hospital and the medical team did everything they could to prolong the pregnancy.

Three days later, Cherie and her husband Andrew welcomed their baby girl Chloe, born more than 14 weeks early, weighing only 730 grams.

Chloe went on to spend 81 days in Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit.

Today, Chloe is a very happy and healthy baby.


We believe every moment between a mother and her baby matters, and research is the single-most important tool we have in the long-term fight to keep babies like Chloe alive.

Your ongoing support plays a part in ensuring Mater Research findings are taken from the ‘bench to bedside’ as quickly as possible.

Mater Foundation Brisbane is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting life-saving medical research.

Mater Foundation links community and philanthropic support to Mater’s health, research and educations arms. Every year, Mater Foundation delivers a host of fundraising activities to the community including direct mail appeals, events and lotteries. One of these lotteries is the Mater Prize Home lottery.

You’re helping to save Australian lives.

By purchasing a ticket in the Mater Prize Home lottery you are helping to save Australian lives through medical research, while also supporting some incredible, world-leading research projects happening right now at Mater. One of these projects includes bringing the first potential prostate cancer vaccine in the world to a Phase 1 clinical trial in just three years’ time. Imagine that.

Mater Research Scientist

Thanks to your support, in 2018 Mater Foundation provided Mater Research with $13.6 million in funding for research into important health issues in your community.

Funding that has gone towards medical and clinical research to help treat, and ultimately prevent, a range of diseases including various cancers.

Your support of Mater Prize Home lottery helps to fund:

  • Clinical programs and services
  • Education and training
  • Promising health research projects
  • Medical equipment
  • Mission activities

Every dollar makes a difference.