The energetic bunch of women at Inner Wheel are walking 2km Saturday to raise money for life saving research.
Members of the Griffith East and Yenda branches of Inner Wheel Australia are kicking off two weeks of fundraising for cord blood research Saturday when they descend upon City Park Griffith.
The groups will be walking two kilometres around the park together as part of the campaign Sean's Two for Ten, an initiative by Inner Wheel Australia that has raised $3 million for cord blood research over the 20 years the project has been running.
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Griffith East branch secretary Helen Donaldson encouraged as many people as possible to join the group on Saturday but said you could walk from anywhere you liked over the two weeks.
"Just remember you are giving someone a second chance at life," Mrs Donaldson said
Cord blood is blood left behind in the umbilical cord and placenta after a child is born. This blood is rich in hematopoietic stem cells which have tremendous clinical potential for treatment for many life threatening illnesses.
"The research works but much more must be done and that costs money. You don't know what possibilities might come out of that research," Inner Wheel treasurer Sally Johnstone said.
People can participate in the walking two kilometres and donating $10 any time from February 20 to March 6 by clicking on the website and filling in the participation form.