Steps in right di­rec­tion for re­search

Wanneroo Times - - Front Page -

THE mem­ory of Leon Stone is be­ing kept alive at a fundrais­ing fun run this month.

Sor­rento res­i­dents Nathan and Ash­lee Kam­mann are or­gan­is­ing the event to help fund re­search into os­teosar­coma, a type of bone can­cer that took the life of 20-year-old Leon in 2012.

Mr Kam­mann be­came friends with Leon at univer­sity and was in­spired by how he fought the dis­ease.

“When Leon was sick he never once com­plained. He was al­ways think­ing pos­i­tively even though he knew the odds were against him,” he said.

The Aus­tralasian Sar­coma Study Group es­tab­lished a grant in his name in 2013, which an­nu­ally awards funds to Aus­tralian sci­en­tists for os­teosar­coma re­search.

Though Mr Kam­mann is used to run­ning ul­tra marathons in a bid to raise money for sar­coma re­search, he and his wife have planned a 5km fun run at Carine Open Space on March 25. Reg­is­tra­tion costs $20 at bit.ly/2oHpd4B.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Event or­gan­is­ers Ash­lee and Nathan Kam­mann. d479756

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