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IMF Classic Car Day

5 March 2023

The IMF Classic Car Day is one of the most worthy events to attend. The Isabella and Marcus Foundation host this show to help children with brain cancer. A disease that kills more children than ANY other disease here in Australia.

DIPG, the cancer Isabella and Marcus had, strikes 20 children each year and it is sadly at this time incurable. The beautiful Marcus and Isabella were 5 years when they were diagnosed and they lived less than a year. The classic car community has been a proud supporter of this charity for over 10 years. Money raised have funded a clinical trial, trained more scientists and provided grants to research DIPG.

Located at Bicentennial Park Chelsea
More information about the Isabella & Marcus Foundation

What to see at the IMF Classic Car Day?

In previous years I’ve attended there has been a large collection of classic cars, trucks, bikes and movie cars on display. Children’s entertainment, animal farms, food trucks and more. A stage provides music for you to listen to while admiring the cars.

Pinup Competition.

What is a car show without a pinup competition? The IMF Classic Car Day competition has attracted newcomers and some of the best in the business. It would great to see some new faces this year.

Competition photos from previous years

More about DIPG

DIPG cancer in children is an aggressive and rare type of brain tumour that forms in the cells of glial tissue, which are found in a section of the brainstem known as the pons. It typically affects children aged three to 12 years old and has a poor prognosis, meaning that it is difficult to treat and is often fatal. Symptoms of DIPG include gradual weakness on one side of the body, facial droop, double vision, difficulty speaking or swallowing, and loss of balance. In some cases, it can cause seizures or headaches.

Diagnosis involves MRI imaging to detect any changes in the structure of the brain stem. Treatment options for DIPG include radiation and chemotherapy; however, due to its poor prognosis, these treatments are often not effective. Alternative treatments such as immunotherapy may be explored as potential options for some patients. Unfortunately, due to its rarity and aggressive nature, there is currently no cure for DIPG cancer in children.

More information about DIPG