April 5, 2017 | General


Sydney brothers Ben and Michael Kavich will ‘race for a cure’ for breast cancer in the 2017 Bathurst 6 Hour this Easter long weekend.Following Ben’s wife Toula’s diagnosis in April 2016 and their mother Mary in 2004 and grandmothe Grace in 2002, the brothers are taking action for all women affected by breast cancer. They will betaking to the track in the full pink liveried Race for a Cure Number 15 Subaru to raise money for the clinical trials research program funded by the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA).”We hope that through this event, we can help make more clinical trials possible so that more lives can be saved and Australian families are spared from the heartache we’ve felt since my wife’sdiagnosis,” Mr Ben Kavich said.”Despite wonderful advances in medicine, too many people still die from breast cancer or struggle through painful treatments and we want to do our part to changethis.”Ben and Michael Kavich have had a long association with motor racing in Australia. They both began motor racing competitively whilst still in their teens and have competed in a range of racingcategories including HQ Holdens, Formula Ford, Historic Touring Cars and V8 Utes.This is the second year the brothers have teamed up for the Bathurst 6 hour event in their Subaru and will again be joined by former National HQ Holden Champion, Kieren Pilkington as third driver.”This year we are looking for a class win for our category and an outright top 10 finish,” said Ben Kavich.The car will again be prepared and crewed by Garth Walden Racing and Kavich adds that they are currently working on plans to compete in next year’s event in a Class A outright car.”We believe the six hour will be one of the pinnacle events on the motor racing calendar which will continue to attract national and international coverage.”Both Michael and Ben hope to continue the momentum of the Race for a Cure program beyond the Easter event and invite the motor racing industry and its enthusiasts to support the cause.BCIA’s Community Fundraising Officer, Kirsten Lyndon said the BCIA is delighted to be the sole recipient of all funds raised through this wonderful fundraising initiative.”New breast cancer treatments and prevention strategies proven through clinical trials research is only possible because of the generosity of individuals and communities throughout Australia,” saidMs Lyndon.”We’re thrilled to have the support of Toula, Ben and Michael Kavich and I encourage the community to get behind their fundraising efforts as together we ensure every person gets thetreatment they need to survive breast cancer.”To make a donation please visit