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Whitsunday Regional Council today resolved to waive the event fees for the 2015 Classic CarShow in Airlie Beach and the Buck Off Melanoma Walk for a Cure in Bowen.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said Council is pleased to be able to support both these local events as away of growing the variety of cultural, community, sporting and recreation activities available in the Whitsunday region.
“Council will waive the $375 fee for the use of the Airlie Beach Foreshore for the 2015 Classic Car Show to be held on Sunday 21st June 2015,” she said.
“The event is being run by Lions Club of Whitsunday Inc. a non-profit organisation that does notcharge an admission fee and has no retail sales, so has very little funds available to pay the feesassociated with holding the event.
“The display is being held for the community to view some of the best Classic Cars from NorthQueensland along with the Whitsunday region, all supporting this display.
“Council will also waive the $375 for the use of the Hansen Park Foreshore, Bowen for the 2015Buck Off Melanoma Walk for a Cure to be held on the Sunday 29 March 2015.
“Melanoma is the most lethal form of skin cancer with high mortality rates and there is no knowncure, but early detection and treatment has a survival rate of nearly 100%.
“Australia has the highest incidence of Melanoma in the world and tragically 10 – 12% ofpeople diagnosed will die, yet Melanoma is Australia’s least screened cancer.
“This event will help to raise awareness about Melanoma detection and treatment in the localcommunity,” she said.