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23 May 2012

“Kick Sarcoma Day” comes to Parliament with Kevin Rudd and Paralympian Ellie Cole

The Sarah Grace Sarcoma Foundation is marking “Kick Sarcoma Day” and making an announcement about the involvement of Australian Paralympic swimmer Ellie Cole in the Foundation.  

When: 11am TODAY  Tuesday, 22 May

Where: Senate Alcove

Speeches by Ellie Cole and Kevin Rudd.

**Speeches only – No doorstop**

Sarcoma accounts for 20% of childhood cancers, but receives less than one per cent of cancer research funds. Sarcoma is among the most aggressive primary cancers with a mortality rate of 50%.

The Kick Sarcoma initiative, led by the Sarah-Grace Sarcoma Foundation, is designed to boost the profile of this ‘forgotten cancer’ and raise much needed funds for more research into this devastating disease.

Ellie Cole is a sarcoma survivor and one of the brightest hopes for our Paralympic team in London. She will be racing for gold at the London Games in August.

Ellie will be joined by other elite sportspeople, Members of Parliament, diplomats, and friends and supporters at the launch of ‘Kick Sarcoma – the forgotten cancer’.

For more information about sarcoma and the Foundation: www.kicksarcoma.org.au

For more information about Ellie Cole: http://www.paralympic.org.au/team/ellie-cole

Contacts: Philip Green 0434 664 234; Kristen Connell 0400 054 227