Brothers Ben and Michael Kavich will return to the hallowed tarmac that is Mt Panorama again this Easter, taking part in the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6-Hour in their pink-liveried Race for a Cure BMW M2 Competition.
Along the way, they’ll be asking for help to support lifesaving breast cancer clinical trials research for the charity founded by Toula Kavich (Ben’s wife), after being diagnosed with breast cancer immediately after the inaugural Bathurst 6-Hour in 2016.
Toula’s diagnosis shocked the Kavich family, who had already lived through the harrowing impact of breast cancer after Ben and Michael’s grandmother and mother were both diagnosed.
Having had their lives disrupted too many times by this insidious disease, the brothers wanted to use their passion for motorsport to help spare as many Australian families as possible from the heartache and loss caused by breast cancer.
Backed by Yellow Pages, the team is partnered with Hi-Tec Oils, PPG Paints, Workhorse Collision Repairs, Workhorse Fleet Maintenance, Fleetsmart Rentals, and Hornsby BMW. To date, they’ve raised $115,000 for Breast Cancer Trials research.
“We are thrilled to be continuing this longstanding partnership with both the Kavich family and Race for a Cure, and to be supporting the life-saving Breast Cancer Trials research,” Yellow Pages CRO Elise Balsillie said.
“We are proud to be supporting a cause that has such an impact on so many women across Australia.”
Ben and Michael will be competing in the X class at the 2022 event, in a Garth Walden Racing built and prepared race car. A massive effort by the GWR team to construct the car will see it be the first of its model to compete in the race.
Planned across the April 15–17 long weekend, the Bathurst 6-Hour will see three days of almost non-stop track action that will culminate in a capacity field of 70 cars contesting the main race (a record field).
Among the starters will be Supercars drivers Shane Van Gisbergen, Will Davison, and Tim Slade, as well as former champ Marcus Ambrose.
If you can support the team, and make a donation to Race for a Cure, you can find out more at www.raceforacure.org.au – all donations are tax deductible and will support trials research to prove the safety and effectiveness of new breast cancer treatments.
“By choosing to support Race for a Cure and Breast Cancer Trials research, you’ll be helping to save lives,” Breast Cancer Trials COO Julie Callaghan said.