Relay plays vital role in funding medical research

Cleo Robinson with Girls with Heart members Kelly Brabazon and Kym de Cinque.
Cleo Robinson with Girls with Heart members Kelly Brabazon and Kym de Cinque.

Cleo Robinson was guest speaker at a recent team captains meeting for this year’s October 18-19 relay at Arena Joondalup.

Dr Robinson, who was recently appointed medical scientist in charge of the Molecular Anatomical Pathology Diagnostic and Research Laboratories at PathWest QEII Medical Centre, praised teams taking part in Relay for Life events.

‘Funds raised by the Cancer Council through Relay for Life events are important in assisting scientific research into cancer and ensure the best planned local projects are funded,’ she said.

‘These projects are selected by peer review, through a ranking system regulated by the National Health and Medical Research Council, to which researchers submit their detailed proposals.’

Dr Robinson has a personal link to the Joondalup Wanneroo relay through the Girls with Heart relay team, whose fundraising helped her research into asbestos exposure that leads to cancer development.

For more information on the Joondalup Wanneroo relay, email the organising committee at relayforlifejoondalupwanneroo@gmail.com