Run, walk and solve clues for kids cancer
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fancy dress winners at last year’s Childhood Cancer Research Family Fun Metrogaine, 'Madiement'.