League legends kick in for medical research

NRL Legend Darryl “The Big Marn” Brohman swaps State of Origin for science at the Ingham Institute in Liverpool.

In June, local businesses and community clubs have the opportunity to join the first event of its kind in NSW, to raise vital funds towards medical research.

This year, State of Origin Game II will be played on June 24 in Sydney.

To celebrate the NSW Blues campaign, this new event – called Game II Origin Preview – will be held the evening of June 23 at Sydney’s newest iconic destination, the William Inglis Hotel at Warwick Farm.

Hosted by award-winning sports journalist and broadcaster Amanda Shalala and NRL legend Darryl “The Big Marn” Brohman this sports panel dinner will feature NSW Rugby League True Blues Ambassadors providing insight and commentary on all aspects of the series.

The event is already attracting strong interest from leading businesses and local institutions and is supported by radio station 2GB. Guests will enjoy an outstanding five-star VIP experience with all proceeds supporting medical research programs at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research.

In 2016, The Cancer Institute NSW projected that from 2016-2031, prostate cancer will have the highest incidence rate (compared to other cancer types) in south-west Sydney.

Guests will also be introduced to the Institute’s Associate Professor Kieran Scott who discovered and developed a simple tablet called “c2” for advanced prostate cancer patients. He is also leading the world-first clinical trial of c2 in Liverpool.

Clinical trials are research investigations that are essential to determine whether new medicines, therapies or treatments are safe and effective. In March, the trial had its very first patient enter its program through Liverpool Hospital’s new Phase 1 Clinical Trials Unit which opened in December.

The work has proven that c2 slows the growth of prostate tumours in the laboratory by blocking an enzyme which causes tumour growth. c2 is a Sydney story, conceived, grown and developed right here in south-west Sydney over 15 years of research. And 100 per cent of proceeds received from local businesses and community members at events like these goes directly to support medical research programs such as clinical trials.

This event is proudly supported by Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Chamber of Business and Industry.

If you would like to spend an evening with the stars while raising vital funds contact 1300 665 541 or visit

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