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Noah's Great Chop

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About Noah's Great Chop

What is Noah's Great Chop?

7 year old Noah has been growing dreadlocks since age 3, and now he's decided to make the chop- for a great cause!

When Noah found out that his friend Lily is suffering from Lupus he decided it was time to take action and chop off his dreadlocks in order to raise funds and awareness to support his friend.

Noah and his family have decided to support Lily by raising funds for Lupus research at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Noah will be making the chop on Sunday the 9th of December!

What is Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks healthy parts of the body. There's currently no cure for the condition.

Also known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus reprograms immune cells so they attack the body itself, resulting in chronic inflammation. It can affect the kidneys, joints, skin, brain, and the lining of the heart and lungs. Lupus can be mild or life-threatening.

You can read more about Lupus here: 

About Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Disease. At some point, we all have to face it. Sometimes the fight is quick and easy; sometimes it’s a lifelong struggle.  But no matter what fight we face - whether it’s in our bodies, in our loved ones, in our minds or in our hearts, we always hope for a healthier future.  

And at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, we believe that future is within reach for everyone. In fact, we can see it. Through our world-class genomic research, we see a future where your DNA can be used to predict, diagnose and treat and ultimately prevent disease.  

Through collaboration across different fields of research, we see a future where countless devastating diseases are no longer a death sentence. Through our never-ending pursuit of new discoveries, we see a future where medicine is revolutionized by understanding your DNA and treatment is personalized to you. This is how we fight at Garvan. 

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