BY EMILY WILLIAMS
Echuca Lions Club has donated $20,000 to a new Cancer and Wellness Centre for the Victorian town.
The $8.3 million centre will deliver a new chemotherapy and haemodialysis unit to the area, as well as provide wellness programs to help improve the health and well-being of cancer patients.
With several members of Echuca Lions Club having been touched by cancer themselves, this project was particularly close to their hearts.
“It means something to all of us,” said Lion Laurie Stewart.
“I had pancreatic cancer, John had prostate cancer, and Graeme had bladder cancer.”
Half the money was raised at the Club’s annual golf day in March, and the Australian Lions Foundation (ALF) provided the rest through a matching grant.
Lion John Hewlett says the Club is grateful for the community getting behind the cause.
“We know it’s been a difficult time for a lot of local businesses after all the lockdowns, so we really appreciate the support,” he said.
Work on Echuca Cancer and Wellness Centre began in August 2021 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Original Story from the Riverine Herald, here.