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“Take your tops off” to support breast cancer

A POPULAR car show is returning to Hobart to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Convertible car owners are encouraged to show their support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) by taking the top off of their vehicles as part of Shannons Insurance’s annual charity day.

The event, to be held on 17 March at Parliament Lawns, is open to all class of cars.

Judi Adams, from the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Hobart Volunteer Committee, said the event was celebrating its seventh year of operation.

“This event has been a major success, both as a popular community event and also as part of the Hobart calendar of events assisting in raising funds for the Foundation,” she said.

“It is free to enter the car display and free to attend.

“The event attracts many through traffic and tourists as it is held alongside Salamanca Market.”

The event features the popular Lord Mayor’s Trophy, the TasPlates People’s Choice Prize and the Shannons Most Prized Car Award.

The car display was started in Hobart by Ms Adams and Rod Belbin of Shannons.

The insurance company now hosts and supports the event across Australia.

Since it’s beginning, the event has raised more than $16,400 locally and $32,400 nationally for the NBCF.

The Foundation is the only national body that funds life-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public.

The free event begins at 9am and will be officially launched by Deputy Lord Mayor Ron Christie.

If you would like to enter your vehicle, contact Rod Belbin through email at rodney_belbin@shannons.com.au or phone 0408 314 309.

To volunteer or donate for this event or for more information on the NBCF around Tasmania, contact Judi Adams via email at eventstas@gmail.com, phone 0415 294 610 or visit www.facebook.com/EventsTasmania.

Caption: Judi Adams, from the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Hobart Volunteer Committee, at a previous Shannons Take Your Tops Off event.

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