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Pictured in the MRI department at Lismore Base Hospital were (l-r): 
Marshall Fittler from Crackin Cancer, Dean Hunt, a senior MRI radiation scientist, Lisa Parkes, and Brigid Kramer (event organisers) and Dr Chris Ingall.
Pictured in the MRI department at Lismore Base Hospital were (l-r): 
Marshall Fittler from Crackin Cancer, Dean Hunt, a senior MRI radiation scientist, Lisa Parkes, and Brigid Kramer (event organisers) and Dr Chris Ingall.

Participants of this Sunday’s annual 10-kilometre Byron Lighthouse Run/Walk will be helping Lismore Base Hospital improve its lifesaving diagnosis of patients.

This year, the Brookfarm Byron Lighthouse Run will donate money raised from the event to buy computer software that greatly enhances accurate MRI diagnosis’, according to Dr Chris Ingall.

‘It’s common knowledge these days that early and accurate diagnosis of cancer is very beneficial to long term outcomes,’ Dr Ingall said.

‘Time becomes precious, and indeed it is precious when you are confirming a diagnosis’, he said.

‘That’s why I”m so delighted that this year’s Brookfarm Byron Lighthouse Run is raising money for a CADStream Software, which is computer software that greatly enhances accurate MRI diagnosis.’

Each year, the Brookfarm Byron Lighthouse Run/Walk has given 50 per cent of its money to local cancer based charities and has teamed up with Crackin’ Cancer, headed by Marshall Fittler to raise money for the worthwhile cause.

‘As the Lismore Base Hospital is a regional hospital there is great potential for the purchase of such software to have a significant impact on this region,’ Dr Ingall said.

The Brookfarm Byron Lighthouse Run/Walk on 18 October is a 10km run or a 6.7 km walk. Its focus is on participation and fun. A feature of the event is a random draw prize at the end. Last year’s prize pool was over $7,000 and this year is looking better than that already.

To register.  www.byronrun.com


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