The Lions Medical Research Personality Quest is about raising funds for medical research and simultaneously providing an invaluable experience for women who choose to become Entrants. The aim is not only to raise money but also to increase the awareness in the greater community the wonderful work that Lions Clubs perform as a volunteer organisation. Lions Clubs in Queensland and Northern New South Wales sponsor an Entrant into the Quest and the two work together on fundraising activities.
The Quest is supported by Lions, Lioness & Leo Clubs plus the wider community throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Other organisations can be a part of the Quest as long there is an affiliation with a Lions Club.
The Quest is open to all females 18 years and over who wish to raise funds for medical research. A Lions Club sponsors an Entrant and assists with all fundraising activities. The Quest is run over 12 months which allows adequate fundraising planning. Each Lions District has a Quest Chairman who will furnish information within that District so that Clubs and Entrants are fully familiar with Quest requirements. These Chairman also will support Clubs and Entrants with fundraising ideas and other relevant information.
Throughout the year, visits to hospitals are arranged so that Entrants and supporters can see researchers at work, view research laboratories, listen to researchers explain their work and see how present and future people are helped through their fundraising efforts.
The images above are courtesy of the Diamantina Institute, PA Hospital, Brisbane
Each Entrant receives wonderful incentive gifts as she progresses through her fundraising as a thank you. Towards the end of the Quest year, Preliminary Finals are held in each Lions Districts before those chosen attend the Grand Final in Brisbane. At the Grand Final, a Personality Winner and Charity Winner are announced. Each receives the grand prize of a motor vehicle – colour of their choice.
The Quest is a wonderful opportunity for an Entrant to be involved in her own personal development, in the Lions organization, in the larger community and to knowingly contribute to medical research.
Please contact the Lions Medical Research Foundation office for further details or the Quest Committee Chairman, PDG Lesley Lyons.