Customs 4 Cancer: Central Coast men join the fight against cancer
With an estimated 50,000 deaths and 150,000 new cases of cancer expected to be diagnosed in 2020, cancer touches the lives of far too many Australians.
In response to these alarming figures, Central Coast mates Ned Restom, Deane Poile and Adam Barnes have recently launched Customs 4 Cancer, a campaign aiming at raising $1 million for Cancer Council by selling raffle tickets for an award-winning 1970s Chevy Nova valued at $200,000.
The three founders of Customs 4 Cancer were inspired to set up the campaign due to their own brushes with the illness. After Ned Restom recently underwent surgery and intense chemotherapy and Deane Poile’s father passed away from cancer, they decided to do something proactive and invited their friend, Adam Barnes (an expert in building custom cars), to come on board to raise funds by raffling off one of Australia’s best custom cars.
“As the leading cause of death in Australia, and with our own first-hand experience, we felt compelled to do our bit by being part of the solution,” said Restom. “One in two Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, which is quite frankly, a shocking figure. We want Customs 4 Cancer to play an active role in bringing down this statistic.”
The funds raised will go to Council to help them continue their invaluable research into the prevention and treatment of cancer and the support of those affected by the devastating disease.
Joining forces with some truly prolific Aussies, including Johnny Ruffo, league legend Tim Mannah, reality TV favourites Melissa Lucarelli, Lizzie Sobinoff and Seb Guilhaus (MAFS) as well as fellow Central Coast local Jess Eva (from The Block), the campaign kicked off last month and will run through 4 February 2021.
To follow the Customs 4 Cancer journey visit https://www.instagram.com/customs4cancer/ To purchase a ticket ($25) for your chance to win a custom-made vehicle and raise funds for Cancer Council go to https://raffle4cancercouncil.com.au/