Race car champ to help Bundy business in cancer fight – From the Bundaberg News-Mail

Steve Richards will be in Bundaberg on Monday

A BUNDABERG business will pledge I Can Do Anything for Cancer when champion race car driver Steven Richards visits the region in his Laser Racing Porsche, July 1.

Laser Plumbing and Laser Electrical Bundaberg, in conjunction with the Laser Racing Team and Steven Richards, will hold a meet and greet for fans and run a major Art Union Raffle with all proceeds donated to Cancer Council Queensland.

Steven, a two-time Bathurst winner, will kick-start the day at Dromeside Raceway, University Dr, Bundaberg, at 1.45pm for a nail biting Kart Race against Kart Champion Kel Treseder.

Following that, Steven will head towards the Metro Hotel at 4.30pm for a pit stop on his way to Round Four of the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship in Townsville.

At the Metro he will meet fans, sign autographs and draw a prize winner from the raffle.

A silent auction will also be held at the Metro Hotel.

The overall winner from the raffle will be flown down to Melbourne to experience hotlaps at Sandown Racetrack with Steven in the Laser Racing Porsche on July 25, 2013.

Laser Plumbing and Laser Electrical Spokesperson Katherine Kummerow extended an invitation to Bundaberg locals and media to join in the excitement and support the I Can for Cancer campaign.

“We’re so pleased to be able to support Cancer Council Queensland, and having access to Steven Richards and Laser Racing is going to be a huge drawcard for this fundraiser,” Ms Kummerow said.

“The trip to Melbourne is a fantastic prize and a great opportunity to engage the local community in a bit of fun for a worthy cause,” she said.

Raffle tickets can be purchased from Laser Plumbing, Laser Electrical and Cancer Council Queensland.

Cancer Council Queensland regional fundraising co-ordinator Gemma Abela said it was going to be a fantastic day for locals to support and meet the race car hero.

“This is a great opportunity to raise funds and participate in the fight against cancer by pledging I Can for Cancer,” Ms Abela said.

“However you participate in I Can for Cancer, whether it is running, skydiving, baking, bowling, knitting or golfing, it doesn’t matter! Whatever you can do to raise funds will enable Cancer Council Queensland to invest in lifesaving cancer research, education programs and patient support.”

Every Queenslander can say I Can for Cancer, and raise funds toward a cancer free future, by registering online at www.icanforcancer.org.au or 1300 65 65 85.

Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.