Hot Rods for Research

“Over the years my wife and I have lost many friends to cancer, as well as knowing many people who have been affected by cancer in one way or another.  To help raise much-needed funds for cancer research, we organized a get together with like-minded Hot Rods and custom cars enthusiasts on the South Coast of NSW.

The weekend starts Friday, with a meet and greet, and on Saturday we head off on a mystery cruise down the coast, stopping to enjoy fish and chips.”

Saturday night we have live entertainment in the Holiday Park until late. Sunday is our major event – the ‘Show n Shine’, where entrants judge six different awards. We have a raffle, and end the weekend at about lunchtime Sunday. It is a great laidback weekend, with great people and cool vehicles. Best of all, we help out two very worthy causes – with everyone who enters making a donation to ACRF and bringing a toy which we donate to Canberra Hospital.

In the last couple of years, my wife lost her sister Vicky. We dedicated this very special weekend to her. We also lost a very close friend to cancer – both had very long battles with cancer and both of them suffered terribly.

Our weekend doesn’t raise a massive amount but they say every little bit helps. Hopefully, someday a cure will be as simple as treating a common cold. There are many kind-hearted people who attend the weekend, many of whom have been affected by cancer. We plan on holding the weekend annually continuing to donate the proceeds to the ACRF.

We were very impressed with what we were told when we called ACRF to find out more about their work. We were also very impressed with how appreciative the ACRF is. You can see how passionate they are about their work.

As I mentioned before, we dedicate the weekend to the memory of my wife’s sister Vicky Hinds. We hope whatever the weekend raises, it is of some help for ACRF’s invaluable research.

– Lee, ACRF Supporter