Helping sick children

 Pictured are Jack and Willow, grandchildren of member Mandy Howard, with Cord Blood Clown and MacCordy bears.
Pictured are Jack and Willow, grandchildren of member Mandy Howard, with Cord Blood Clown and MacCordy bears.

Cowra Inner Wheel members are asking the community of Cowra to support Cord Blood Research, the National Project of Inner Wheel Australia.  

Their annual ‘Coin for a Cord Day’ will be celebrated in Cowra on Friday April 28 with a street stall outside Optimal Plus Pharmacy.

The aim of the day is to create in the community awareness of cord blood and to raise funds to support research into the collection, transport and uses of cord blood.

All the proceeds of this stall will fund Australian Medical Researchers working to improve the safety and efficacy of umbilical cord stem cell transplants.

What is Cord Blood? The Umbilical cord which is the lifeline between mother and baby during pregnancy is now the lifeline curing many life threatening diseases.

When transplanted into a patient, different types of blood cells can be produced after the patient's own blood cells have been depleted or destroyed by chemotherapy or irradiation.

Cord Blood is blood left in the placenta and umbilical cord after birth. It can now be used to save lives and give a sick child a chance of a happier future.  

Children suffering from Leukaemia and other blood disorders.

Group 1 diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis and Cerebral Palsy are benefitting from the Cord Blood Research being done in Australia.

Support Cord Blood Research by visiting the Cowra Inner Wheel Stall outside Optimal Plus Pharmacy on Friday April 28.

Be tempted to purchase a 2017 Clown Cord Blood Bear, buy a Red Bling pen, a Bling USB stick, or Mousepad.

Support Inner Wheel Australia’s National Appeal” Coin for a Cord” by buying Raffle tickets in our giant hamper. Tickets are sold only on the day.

The Inner Wheel Club of Cowra is a club for women who are concerned about their local, national and international communities.

A club which supports cord Blood Research and meets once a month for friendship.

For more information please contact President Di Walsh at 6342 6562 or Secretary Sue Brown at 63421424 if you are interested.