A visit to Salamanca Market is always a treat. On many a Saturday morning, shoppers can combine a browse through the stalls with a car show on the lawns of parliament house.

Take Your Tops Off - Car Show

Parliament House lawns: car shows, Hobart

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

If you own a convertible, this information may be of interest to you. Consider yourself invited to participate in the upcoming “Take Your Tops Off” event to raise funds for the Hobart Volunteer Committee for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Breast cancer remains one of the most common cancers among Australian women. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to focus on the impact of breast cancer, and consider those affected by the disease in our community.

Take Your Tops Off - Breast Cancer Research

Take Your Tops Off (photo supplied)


As in previous years, October 2014 will see the streets of Hobart decorated with distinctive pink breast cancer banners. The Railway Roundabout Fountain will also light up in pink hues to mark the importance of the month.

Take Your Tops Off - Railway Roundabout, Hobart

Pinktober (photo by PMC Photography, supplied)

Take Your Tops Off for Breast Cancer

A feature event in Hobart will be Shannons Take Your Tops Off for Breast Cancer Research. Planned for Saturday 11 October, the showcase of convertibles will be free to attend and held on the lawns of Parliament House.

Take Your Tops Off - Hobart

Take Your Tops Off (poster supplied)

Hobart Alderman Damon Thomas will choose his favourite convertible and award the Lord Mayor’s Choice Trophy. There’s also the TasPlates People’s Choice prizes, and someone will take home the coveted trophy courtesy of Shannons, the event’s major sponsors.

Since its inception in 2012, Take Your Tops Off has raised more than $7,800 in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. No doubt 2014 will see the caring Tasmanian community raise even more essential funds, thanks to the efforts of the hard-working volunteer committee. All things going to plan, we’ll be there… on the lawns of Parliament House in Hobart on Saturday 11 October. Hope to see you there too!

Content supplied to Think Tasmania by Judi Adams, contact by phone (0415 294 610) for more information.

Hobart Volunteer Committee ~ National Breast Cancer Foundation is a registered member of Think Tasmania.

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