Scott Group support for Cure4CF continues
Leading South Australian business-owners, Ray and Zena Scott have followed in the footsteps of their father, the late Allan Scott OAM, with a generous, multi-year funding commitment. The funding from the Scott Group will support the research work of the Adelaide CF Gene Therapy Research Group at the Allan Scott CF Research Laboratory into developing a cure for Cystic Fibrosis Airway Disease. The laboratory, located in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, is named after the late Allan Scott OAM, in acknowledgement of his pioneering commitment to and support for Cure4CF.
Ray Scott has also pledged his ongoing support to Cure4CF in announcing he will be joining Angus Monfries as a Patron of the Foundation. When asked about his role as Patron of Cure4CF, Mr Scott said;
“When you have healthy children and grand-children you consider yourself very, very lucky. I look at being a patron as a personal commitment to help those who have not been so luck and as a way for me to give back to the community.”
Ray Scott told how he was affected by the inspirational story of a young man living with Cystic Fibrosis, who despite undergoing numerous transplants as a result of the illness, continued to live his life to the full. The fact that Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that affects children and young people has had a profound impact on Ray and having come to know many children in the South East of South Australia living with Cystic Fibrosis, has meant he is committed to supporting research that will improve their quality of life.
There are other reasons for Ray’s support. For Ray and his sister, Zena, it is important to continue the philanthropic work of their father who was well known for his generous support of many causes. Ray spoke of the legacy of his late father, Allan, describing the opening of the Allan Scott CF Research Laboratory as a very proud moment for the family.
But it was Ray’s meeting with the inspirational head of the research team, Dr David Parsons that influenced him to support such a generous donation to Cure4CF. Ray described Dr Parsons as a man who has dedicated his life to research to make life better for others.
“His dedication of time and effort, and his positive approach, contributes so much to the significant and world-leading progress that is being made in Adelaide” said, Mr Scott.
We thank the Scott Group for their continued generosity and support and welcome Ray Scott as a Cure4CF Patron
Cure4CF Patron, Ray Scott