What is the CIKA Coach Drive?
The CIKA Coach Drive is a fun and adventurous project to raise vital funds to help in the quest for a cure for childhood cancer. The original vintage coach, pulled by several beautiful draught horses, will be a sight to behold.
Departing from Port Fairy on 10 April 2013, the CIKA Coach Drive will make its way through many towns over 11 days before arriving in Melbourne on 20 April.
The aim of the CIKA Coach Drive will be to raise $50,000 to purchase a Leica Microscope, a much-needed piece of state of the art equipment that will enable researchers at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, research partner of The Royal Children’s Hospital, to analyse solid tumours at a much more advanced level.
With your help, CIKA will be able to achieve this remarkable goal; which will truly make a difference in the research that is needed to find a cure of childhood cancer.
Click here to follow the Coach Drive on Facebook. You can keep up to date with the route as well as see all the fantastic photos along the way!
How can you help?
There are many different ways in which you can get involved and play a part in the advancement of cancer research into the future.
You may have some ideas as to how you would like to support CIKA in raising the $50,000 needed to fund the Leica Microscope that will make a huge difference in cancer research. You can;
- sell CIKA Coach Drive merchandise
- hold your own fundraising event with your family and friends, or in your local community such are;
- a sausage sizzle
- casual dress day
- crazy hair day
- hold a raffle
Make a donation
Directly support the CIKA Coach Drive by making a donation today. Click here to make your donation online.
CIKA is committed to providing funding for research into solid tumours, the most common group of childhood cancer. Solid tumours include Wilm's tumour, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma.
The hopes and dreams of CIKA are to stop children from ever contracting these types of cancer, but if they do, to ensure that the treatment they receive will be successful. At present the only way to move positively towards these ideals is through research.
CIKA has actively supported research projects at RCH with financial assistance since its inception, and will continue to do so until these types of cancer are cured.