St George Football Association (SGFA) is pleased to confirm that the inaugural Chairman’s Cup, held in honour of the late Sok Mallios, raised a total of $5,000 from the charity day.

The event was held on 16 September at Ador Avenue Reserve Synthetic and was a highly successful day with teams competing in a fun and social day across all age mixed and over 45s age grades.

The SGFA and the Mallios family would like to extend a sincere thanks to all the volunteers, teams, Clubs and referees who generously gave up their time to support the day.

The Mallios family has chosen for the funds from the 2018 event to be donated to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Lila Elias from the Garvan Institute was thrilled with the donation.

“We are very grateful to the Mallios family and St George Football Association for their support of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Generous donations from the community are critical to helping our brilliant scientific minds to solve the world’s biggest health problems.” State Elias.

About the Garvan Institute

Research at Garvan is focused upon understanding the role of genes and molecular and cellular processes in health and disease as the basis for developing future preventions, treatments and cures.

For over 50 years, significant breakthroughs have been achieved by Garvan scientists in the understanding and treatment of diseases such as:

• Cancer
• Diabetes and obesity
• Neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, hearing loss, mental illnesses and eating disorders
• Osteoporosis
• Immunological diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Sjogren’s syndrome
• Genomics and epigenetics

Garvan’s ultimate goal is prevention, treatment or cure of these major diseases.