A welcome snag in the war on cancer

Peter Sewell, Win Corless and Philip Scambler get set for a nation-wide barbecue 154441

BARBECUES raising funds for a local cause are a regular fixture for the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club.
Shoppers can often catch the scent of sizzling sausages wafting through shopping complexes on the weekend.
But next month the club is joining 1400 across Australia for a nation-wide sizzle, raising funds for research into child cancer.
Ocean Grove member Phillip Scandler encouraged locals to get down for a snag.
“We’ve all had friends whose children or grandchildren have had cancer,” he said.
“It’s worth doing just for a sausage, and if you’re not hungry, just make a donation or take one home for the dog.”
The Australian Lions Children’s Cancer Research Foundation has raised over $5 million since 1996 to support cancer research throughout Australia.
Foundation Trustee Peter Lamb said the job is far from over.
“More than 700 Australian kids are diagnosed every year with various forms of childhood cancer and unfortunately we are still seeing around three kids dying every week,” he said.
Lions club president Lloyd Smith said the vital research supported by the foundation could help increase survival rates.
“Help us support our vision of a 100 per cent survival rate for kids with cancer,” he said.