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5 April, 2022

Walk for cord blood research

THE Inner Wheel Club of FNQ Tablelands turned up in red and held a walk at Atherton’s Platypus Park on Sunday to support Cord Blood research.

The club was raising awareness in the local community by doing a 2km walk for a donation of $10, a walk aptly named Sean’s Two for Ten. 

This walk and others are being held throughout Australia including, Cairns, Innisfail and Townsville all in support of Cord Blood research. 

Researchers are using cord blood stem cells collected from the placenta to help save a child’s life suffering from potentially fatal diseases.

Many young patients have suffered from various types of Leukaemia and upon receiving a cord blood stem cell transplant, have made a complete recovery. 

Other grants have been awarded to researchers for Cystic Fibrosis, Cerebral Palsy and Prostate Cancer research.

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