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Sheene tribute to raise money for cancer charity at Phillip Island

Sheene tribute to raise money for cancer charity at Phillip Island

Sheene tribute to raise money for cancer charity at Phillip Island

The Australian Grand Prix corporation have announced that a national peer support organisation for young people living with cancer will be the official charity of the 2003 Skyy Vodka Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix on October 17-19. CanTeen, an organisation which was established in 1985 and has been developed since then by young cancer patients, will benefit from a tribute to former 500cc World Champion Barry Sheene, who died from the illness earlier this year.

A motorcycle ride from Bairnsdale in Gippsland, Victoria, to Phillip Island has been planned, as well as a memorabilia auction and a special commemorative pin featuring Sheene's famous number seven. Organisers are also hoping to have the legendary British rider's two World Championship-winning 500cc machines on display at the Grand Prix.

Brainwave Australia, which aims to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of children with brain cancer and related disorders, was also announced as the official charity for the Foster's Australian Formula One Grand Prix next March.

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