04 May APC SUPPORTS ‘WITHOUT A RIBBON’ FOR 2022 SEASON
Australian Production Cars is proud to be supporting rare cancer peer support charity, Without A Ribbon, during the 2022 racing season.
In Australia, one in five diagnosed cancers is considered rare or less common. Individually, this may only amount to a handful of diagnoses within Australia each year for that individual cancer, however in aggregate, rare cancers make for a significant group.
Without A Ribbon (WaR) seeks to support WaRriors diagnosed with rare cancer via peer support networks, shared knowledge, and the goal that no person should endure their rare cancer journey alone. Australian Production Cars, along with Without a Ribbon seeks to highlight the presence of this support network for all Australians diagnosed with a rare cancer – along with their treating medical specialists and carers.
In support of Without a Ribbon, for 2022 APC will coordinate entry passes and hot laps where possible for rare cancer WaRriors and the end of season awards function at Mount Panorama will raise funds for the charity. All APC entrants will also carry Without A Ribbon stickers on their car throughout the season as part of awareness raising activities by the category.
Without A Ribbon Founder, Desiree Fraser, said she was pleased to partner with Australian Production Cars.
“Though collectively rare cancers only affect approximately 52,000 Australians a year, 25,000 of these will not survive,” Fraser said.
“While deaths from more common cancers have improved significantly in past decades, there has been no improvement in rare cancer mortality.
“Rare cancers are often misdiagnosed and have limited treatment options, leaving those diagnosed feeling unsupported with nowhere to turn for answers or even discussion about others’ experiences – this is why partnerships with organisations like Australian Production Cars are so important to raise awareness.
“Our goal is for rare cancer WaRriors to find Without a Ribbon early in their Cancer journey – no-one should fight alone.”
“The major cancer charity groups aren’t necessarily structured to support those Australians on a rare Cancer journey, so APC is keen to shine a spotlight on Without a Ribbon so that rare Cancer WaRriors know where to go for peer support and knowledge,” said Troy Williams, the General Manager for APC Category Manager, Production Car Racing Pty Ltd.
“We look forward to playing our part in raising awareness for this important charity over the coming season.”
To learn more about Without A Ribbon, visit www.withoutaribbon.org
The 2022 APC season will kick off at Sydney Motorsport Park across May 26-27, before continuing on to Phillip Island (June 25-26), Queensland Raceway (August 5-7), Tailem Bend (October 21-23) and the Bathurst International (November 11-13).
The series will provide a mix of endurance formats from 30-minute races to one-hour races to 300km events across the five rounds; with competitors able to compete on their choice of tyre from a nominated tyre panel featuring Hankook, Dunlop, MRF Tyres and Yokohama.
2022 APC DATES:
- Round one – Sydney Motorsport Park – May 27-29 – two x 30-minute races, 1 x 300km race
- Round two – Phillip Island – June 25-26 – four x one-hour races
- Round three – Queensland Raceway – August 5-7 – two x 30-minute races, 1 x 300km race
- Round four – Tailem Bend – October 21-23 – four x one-hour races
- Round five – Mount Panorama – November 11-13 – four x 30-minute races