Local Rotarians are busily finalising preparations for the 2017 Kiama Car and Bike Spectacular to be held on November 12.
This family fun day is a joint project of Kiama and Gerringong Rotary Clubs and funds raised directly support an Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholarship conducting Melanoma research.
Despite recent exciting successes in melanoma therapy there is still no cure for this devastating disease once the tumour has spread.
This important PhD Research Study aims at exploring proteins responsible for tumour growth, spread and response to anti-cancer drugs. In order to make a tumour grow, its cells must divide quickly – i.e. the cell cycle must be fast. But there are also ‘dormant’ cancer cells that do not divide or do so very slowly. The fast dividing cells are more sensitive to drugs than the slow ones.
The research will use a cell culture model that imitates human tumours and allows the study of cell cycle and its effects on drug sensitivity in real-time.
All makes, models and ages of vehicles together with automotive related stalls and displays are welcomed. For bookings please contact Christine on 4234 3033, Bob on 4234 1336 or email KiamaCarSpectacular@gmail.com.
This fun event will include a wide variety of family entertainment including: vintage, veteran and classic cars and bikes, car and bike judging competitions, check out the driverless car, car trailer raffle, drone exhibition and demonstrations, Royal Australian Navy helicopter, off-road remote car competitions (we encourage all youth to bring their cars with them and compete on the day), stalls with auto supplies and accessories, jumping castle, face painting, musical performances, food and coffee stalls.
Free skin care checks will also be available onsite.
Entry is a $5 donation per person (under 12 years free) – funds raised support important Melanoma research.
Details: Kiama Showground, 9am to 2.30pm on Sunday, November 12.
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