Car lovers revved up to cruise for a cancer cure
BOOIE'S Raymond Sharman is on a mission to make a difference in honour of his late cousin, Linda, who lost her battle with cancer.
"My cousin Linda had pancreatic cancer and sadly she has just passed away from this horrible disease,” Mr Sharman said.
"I asked her if we could raise money in her honour to donate to Cancer Council Queensland, she said it would be an honour and now I have been organising the car cruise fundraiser.”
Linda's Cruise For Cancer will be hosted by the group, Australian-made Holden Utes and Two Door Monaro Coupes, on January 12, 2019.
"We are a family-based group and host cruises frequently, mixing up the locations amongst where group members are in Queensland,” Mr Sharman said.
The group will be meeting at the BP service station in Morayfield at 10am and travelling to Victoria Point, where they will hold a barbecue and raffle, with lots of prizes up for grabs.
All of the cars are set to have a purple ribbon on their antenna, the official ribbon colour for pancreatic cancer, in honour of Linda.
The event supports Cancer Council's Do It For Cancer campaign, calling on Queenslanders to do what they can to support those affected by cancer.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan said everyone who took part in Linda's Cruise for Cancer would be helping support the charity's work.
"One in two Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and we rely on the generosity of fundraisers and donors to help us continue our work to support those affected,” Ms McMillan said.
"This event is a great opportunity for car enthusiasts to come together in support of the cause and we are thankful to Raymond and everyone else involved in organising the event for doing what they can to make a difference.
"Funds raised will be invested into lifesaving cancer research, prevention and support services.”