One bug and one driver – this is how the original ‘Bug Off! Cancer’ initiative started. It combined a classic Australian road trip with the desire to fund world-class innovation, and ACRF is very excited for the fantastic knock-on effect the event has seen.
Just one year after the Bug’s inaugural 7 day trip across rural NSW, organiser Norman Elias anticipates there will be VW’s of all descriptions driving off from Sydney towards Sawtell on August 19.
But before the main event, ‘Bug Off! Cancer’ hosted a preliminary celebration to get its fundraising for 2011 into gear.
A trivia night on Friday August 5 saw sixty enthusiastic guests turn up for an evening of mind-bending questions, competitions and activities.
Throughout the night, a ‘Name The Bug’ competition was open to those who wanted to christen one of the classic VW Bugs that would be making the drive for cancer research. Some interesting suggestions included Yoko Ono, Winning Pickle, HunBug, Herbie, and the winning name which was drawn on the night, ‘Steophanie’.
Trivia champions, The Lambshanks, comfortably but graciously took home the final prize which was generously donated by corporate sponsors Qantas Engineering.
‘Bug Off! Cancer’ would like to send a big thank you to Tamar for organising the evening, and also to Mario, for donating some quality bottles of wine as prizes.
To know more about this unique fundraiser, visit the ‘Bug Off! Cancer’ blog. We wish the team all the best in reaching their impressive target of $10,000 for cancer research!