Run, walk and solve clues for kids can­cer

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METROGAINE is ready to run its way into Ma­reeba for an­other year.

The Ma­reeba Lions will raise money for Child­hood Can­cer Re­search with their Fam­ily Fun Metrogaine day.

The lo­cal club holds the fun run as their an­nual Big­gest BBQ.

Lions’ Big­gest BBQ is an an­nual fundrais­ing event un­der­taken by many of the 1300 clubs across the coun­try.

Funds raised will be used to help achieve Aus­tralian Lions’ Child­hood Can­cer Re­search Foun­da­tion (ALCCRF) mis­sion to pre­vent kids, with can­cer, dy­ing by rais­ing funds na­tion­ally for the best sci­en­tific and clin­i­cal child­hood can­cer re­search.

The Metrogaine course is a walk­ing, or rid­ing event which chal­lenges par­tic­i­pants to solve rid­dles and clues.

It is all a bit of good healthy ex­er­cise and fun, and there will be a bar­be­cue at the end.

ALCCRF trustee Peter Lamb said this year’s fun run in Ma­reeba will be held on June 17. “It never ceases to amaze me what Aussies can do when they work to­gether” he said.

“Who would have thought the good old Aussie Bar­bie could have been used to help Lions raise over $10 mil­lion for child­hood can­cer re­search. Well that’s what we have done but the job’s not over.” He said more than 800 Aus­tralian kids are di­ag­nosed ev­ery year with var­i­ous forms of child­hood can­cer.

“In 2017 Ma­reeba Lions were able to do­nate $5,000.00 to the ALCCRF with money raised through the Metrogaine,” he said.

“This brings the amount raised by the Metrogaine and do­nated to ALCCRF to close to $20,000.00.

“In 2018 the Metrogaine will be held at Arnold Park on Sunday June 17.” To learn more and to en­ter, see the Ma­reeba Lions Club’s Face­book page or email li­on­smba@gmail.com

Fancy dress win­ners at last year’s Child­hood Can­cer Re­search Fam­ily Fun Metrogaine, 'Madiement'.

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