The team at Motorama City Holden Moorooka and Motorama Cool Hand Car Wash are hoping to make a splash for cancer research at the PA Hospital with a charity car wash on Saturday 11th October.
Over 20 team members will swap spanners for sponges as they aim to wash 400 cars for the PA Research Foundation’s Support the Duck Campaign and help raise crucial funds for people and their families living with cancer.
Carwash Manager Dave Darcey says he’s washed a few cars in his lifetime but this weekend is particularly special.
“A few of our employees have been diagnosed with cancer over the years and sadly we have lost a couple of wonderful team members from this disease so we want to do all we can to support cancer research and save lives,” says Dave.
“We all know someone who has been affected by cancer and this is our way of giving back to the community who so generously supports us.
“The fundraising carwash will start at 8am and finish at 1pm. We’ll also have a sausage sizzle on the day and face painting and a special guest – Quackers the duck mascot to add a touch of celebrity to the day.”
PA Research Foundation CEO Damian Topp says “every day 351 Australians will be asked to take a seat in their doctor’s room with the next few words being “I am sorry, but you have cancer”.
“In the fight against cancer every minute of every hour counts. The more we can support our doctors and nurses the more research minutes add up to hours and days – leading to life-saving treatments at the site of the world’s first cancer vaccine, so we thinks it’s a fitting place to try and find the next one,” says Mr Topp.
Motorists are invited to bring their car to Holden Moorooka and have it washed on the day for only $15, which also includes a ticket in the duck race which could win one lucky duck a brand new car from Motorama, who are major sponsors of this year’s Support the Duck Stop Cancer Festival.
The annual PA Research Foundation’s Support the Duck Stop Cancer Festival is a fun filled day of celebration, entertainment, rides, shows and the race that quacks the nation on Sunday 26 October, Riverside Drive @ West End – all in aid of cancer research.
For more information visit www.supporttheduck.org.au