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22 Dec 2015

Taking the Beasts Back Home to Victoria

“Arguably the best muscle car event in OZ” – Australian Muscle Car Magazine

The Leukaemia Foundation is inviting motoring enthusiasts to join its latest Aussie Muscle Car Run event taking place in Victoria for the first time next year.

This impressive event provides owners of cars manufactured during the period of 1963 to 1977 (replicas welcome) with an opportunity to show case their legendary vehicles to the wider community in a week-long cruise happening in May 2016.

The run will take in some of Victoria’s most scenic roads while offering entrants the opportunity to participate in several iconic motorsport events.

Highlights include special visits to Holden and Ford Proving Ground, a track day at Winton Motor Raceway, Drags at Heathcote Park Raceway as well as Motorkhana and Drags at South Coast Raceway in Portland.

In return for an entrance fee and fundraising efforts, the Aussie Muscle Car Run organisers will include accommodation, daily breakfast and dinner, motor sport events, car livery, overnight security for the vehicles, support mechanics, entertainment along the way and more.

The entrance fee and all proceeds raised will be directed to the Leukaemia Foundation’s Victorian Patient Accommodation Centre, the Building of Hope.

Places are also open for ‘special interest’ cars to participate (as determined by the event organisers). Modern muscle cars as well as other racing vehicles will be considered for entry.

Learn more at www.aussiemusclecarrun.com or by calling Meaghan Bush on 03 9949 5803 (9-5 weekdays) or 0422 009 955 (anytime).

Places are limited. Sign up today to secure your spot for 2016.

Click here to visit the official Aussie Muscle Car Run Facebook page.


13 Jul 2016

Leukaemia Foundation’s Victorian Patient Accommodation Centre officially opens its doors.

The Leukaemia Foundation’s Victorian Patient Accommodation Centre was officially opened by the Minister for Health, Hon Jill Hennessy on Wednesday, revealing 15 new apartments for regional families required to relocate to Melbourne for blood cancer treatment.

27 May 2016

Victorian Government Announcement

The 2016/17 Victorian Budget will provide $500,000 to support the Leukaemia Foundation to finalise its patient accommodation centre in Flemington called Building of Hope.

27 May 2016

Building of Hope – keeping families together (video)

The Building of Hope will make an extraordinary difference to the lives of regional families relocating to Melbourne for lifesaving treatment. Watch the video to learn more.