Four Cord Blood Research Grants Awarded at Inner Wheel Australia Conference

Four Cord Blood Research Grants were awarded at the 2016 Conference Gala Dinner in October, bringing the total number of grants awarded by Inner Wheel Australia to 42, with a value of $2,408,462.

To learn more about the researchers and the work being done as a result of the Inner Wheel Australia grants, please click here

To learn more about Inner Wheel Australia’s involvement with Cord Blood Research, click here

If you would like to donate to Inner Wheel Australia’s National Project, Cord Blood Research, please contact the Treasurer at iiw.au.iwatreasurer@gmail.com

Dr Kathryn Futrega (on behalf of Dr Michael Doran) with PP Kay Morland and President Marilyn Armstrong Dr Sylvie Shen with PP Kay Morland & President Marilyn Armstrong Dr Courtney McDonald with PP Kay Morland & President Marilyn Armstrong Dr Alla Dolnikov with PP Kay Morland & President Marilyn Armstrong Grant recipients with IIW President Yemisi Grant recipients with IIW President Yemisi and National Project Coordinator Susan Parry Grant recipients with National Project Coordinator Susan Parry

Cord Blood Success Story

 

The Hill Family attended the 2016 Inner Wheel Australia Conference, held in October in Sydney.  Gloria Hill spoke about her son Sean, who was born with a rare genetic disease that severely compromised his immune system and caused him to be ill for much of his young life.  Thanks to a life-saving transplant of 30ml of cord blood four years ago, Sean is now a healthy and thriving little boy.A transplant of 30ml of cord blood saved Sean Hill's life Sean Hill The Hill Family with National Project Coordinator Susan Parry The Hill family Gloria Hill

Sunshine Coast Family Fun & Fitness Breakfast

The Inner Wheel Club of Sunshine Coast celebrated inner Wheel Day on 10th January with a “Family Fun and Fitness Breakfast” which offered participants the opportunity of an early morning 15 Km bike ride along our coastline or a 5 Km walk to Pt Cartwright Lighthouse, both followed by a beautiful breakfast.
Altogether  23 members and 58 family and friends joined in, with ages ranging from an 81 year old bike rider to a member’s 17 month old granddaughter.
Canadian Research scientist Kathryn Futrega, who has recently completed her PhD. working with Dr. Mike Doran also joined participants for the walk and breakfast. Dr. Mike Doran did attend for about 30 minutes to speak briefly about his work in Cord Blood.
A lot of fun was had, and Inner Wheel Australia Cord Blood Research will benefit from theSunshine Coast celebrations.