Inner wheel steps up for cord blood research

IWC Narre Warren members wore red to represent the cause of cord blood research. Photo: supplied

By Anne McGill*

The Members and friends of the Inner Wheel Club of Narre Warren were joined by researchers from the Ritchie Centre Hudson Institute of Medical Research on a walk round the beautiful Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick on Sunday 26 March, to raise funds for Inner Wheel Australia’s National Project ‘Cord Blood Research’.

Nationally over $3.5 million has been raised for this great cause and this year the IWC Narre Warren group raise $600 for cord blood research.

After the walk everyone enjoyed a delightful Morning Tea and were given a short talk by Dr Tayla Penny, one of the researchers.

In 2021 Tayla completed her PhD at Monash University, investigating the long-term effect of umbilical cord blood cell therapies of perinatal brain injury.

This is the third year the walk has taken place and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

*Anne McGill AM is an IWC member and coordinator of the walk.