LEXUS OWNERS' GIFT

LEXUS OWNERS' GIFT

WE'RE NOT JUST BUILDING CARS, WE'rE HELPING BUILD LIVES.

As part of the Lexus of Brisbane Group, Lexus of Maroochydore each year supports a charity on behalf of our owners - which has been aptly named the Lexus Owners' Gift.

Other Charities We Have Supported

2020 Owner's Gift Recipient

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 Lexus Owners' Gift is The Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland.

The Lexus Owners' Gift donated an electroporator, which will greatly benefit research in QBI’s Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR). Currently, it is estimated that over 425,000 people are living with dementia in Australia with approximately 80,400 of those located in Queensland. The electroporator will be used to enable large molecules, such as DNA and some drugs, to move directly into living cells by using an electrical current to ‘push’ them through the cell membrane without damaging the cell. This process is used in laboratory research including as part of developing disease model systems that enable QBI to continue its study of dementia and to investigate possible treatments in cells and in animal models.

The faster progress is made in delivering research results the closer QBI will be to helping those who are living with this debilitating and incurable disease. CJCADR, led by Professor Jürgen Götz, has made a number of knowledge breakthrough's including his own discovery of a pioneering ultrasound technique that has promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This breakthrough discovery is now moving toward clinical trials, and is an example of the world-leading research at CJCADR and QBI.

This equipment also has a multitude of applications across other research areas within QBI including other brain disorders; motor neurone disease, stroke, depression and anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia.

OUR HISTORY

Each year, the Lexus of Brisbane Group traditionally sent a small Christmas gift to our owners. 2005 was a year of overwhelming natural and human disasters, most of which dampened our spirits and caused us to question humanity. Instinctively we drew our loved ones close to us in protective embrace. With these events in mind, more and more of our owners suggested that they would prefer the money which was allocated to the gifts to instead be put towards a charitable cause; hence the formation of the Lexus Owners' Gift.

Every year a number of charities/causes apply for the gift and after much consideration, the Scifleet family personally make the selection based on set criteria, whilst keeping our owners at the forefront of the decision making process.

The Lexus Owners' Gift is much more than a one-off donation. The successful charity/cause has the opportunity to heighten their exposure through the Lexus Owners' network and promote their charity at Lexus sponsored functions and in-dealership events.

SPONSORSHIP CRITERIA

Aligning our business operations with community values is an essential part of our company.

While we would love to support all causes, unfortunately that would only serve to dilute the funds given to each project and we believe that we will be of greater help to support one main cause every year.

As such, certain criteria must be met in order to align with the vision of the Lexus Owners' Gift. It is important to you read through the criteria to ensure your group/organisation is eligible for sponsorship prior to applying.

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