In support of a necessary cause
CALOUNDRA Lions Club can always be counted on for a helping hand. Recently, the club have been fund raising for cord blood.
All funds raised are being donated to support cord blood in the way of collection, storage, transporting and research.
Caloundra Lions Club’s did a ‘Grocery Grab’.
One of the many fun activities the club does to assist in fundraising.
During the ‘Grocery Grab’, the lucky winner was Ms Pearl Lewis.
❝Lions Caloundra Club would like to sincerely thank IGA Caloundra for their invaluable continued support. — Julie Clift
Ms Lewis’ daughter-in-law Karen did a great job in grabbing $436 worth of groceries in the time frame of three minutes.
Caloundra Lions Club’s Julie Clift said “it was a fun and exciting time for all”.
“Caloundra Lions Club would like to sincerely thank IGA Caloundra for their invaluable continued support with our fund raising for Cord Blood. This being their eleventh year,” she said.
Cord blood is the blood in a baby's umbilical cord.
The stem cells in cord blood are different from embryonic stem cells, it contains stem cells that can grow into blood vessels, organs, and tissues.
Cord blood stem cells have been used successfully to treat more than 80 different diseases, including some cancers, blood disorders and immune deficiencies.
Among these are leukaemia, aplastic anaemia, Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Cord blood stem cells are also being used in clinical trials in exploring their suitability for helping those with autism, brain injury, and other conditions.
Each year, more than 2000 cord blood stem cell transplants are performed worldwide.
For more details, visit e-clubhouse.org/sites/ caloundra/contact.php
BIG SUPPORT: Caloundra Lions Club and IGA came together to raise funds for cord blood.