Do­ing bog laps to make a dif­fer­ence


Cockburn Gazette - - STREET WATCH -

A GROUP of rev heads will have fewer roses and more ex­haust fumes this Valen­tine’s Day as they com­bine their cars with the day of love to raise money for those liv­ing with breast and prostate can­cer.

The brain­child of Fre­man­tle res­i­dent Carmelo Amalfi, the in­au­gu­ral Freo Char­ity Car Cruise will pace the now tra­di­tional ‘bog laps’ through the Cap­puc­cino Strip to raise money for Breast Can­cer Care WA and the Prostate Can­cer Foun­da­tion of Aus­tralia (PCFWA).

More than 100 car en­thu­si­asts are ex­pected to take part, with lo­cal busi­nesses also play­ing a part by dis­play­ing col­lec­tion boxes.

Mr Amalfi said bog laps “made” the Cap­puc­cino Strip, say­ing it was a way to show off your wheels while cruis­ing the streets and that he planned to make the event an an­nual one

PCFAWA state man­ager Cate Har­man said they were thrilled to be a part of the event.

“Early de­tec­tion of the dis­ease is the key to sav­ing lives and events such as this go a long way to rais­ing aware­ness of prostate can­cer,” she said.

Freo Char­ity Car Cruise is on Fe­bru­ary 14, start­ing from the Beach Street carpark at 11am be­fore cruis­ing through the Cap­puc­cino Strip.

The Freo Char­ity Car Cruise test run in Novem­ber proved a big suc­cess.

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