Classic car and motorcycle show fundraiserWritten by Amy Biolchini | | ABiolchini@toledofreepress.com
Family members of Trisha Adamski Appelhans are raising money for her cancer treatment with a classic car and motorcycle show. The fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at Dave White Chevrolet’s used car lot on Alexis Road.
Appelhans, 30, is the 99th known case of a rare salivary cancer. Diagnosed one day before her wedding in 2004, Appelhans is a nurse and former paramedic instructor. Appelhans and her husband, Matt, have two daughters, 5 and 2 years old, and reside in Perrysburg Township.
Applehans’ cancer returned more aggressively in May 2010 and required six radiation treatments. Appelhans’ aunt, Robin Gueli, has served on the committee for Race for the Cure and said she was inspired to organize the fundraiser after she saw the family struggling to pay their medical bills.
“It’s just out of hand — a young couple with two kids and they just can’t do it anymore,” Gueli said.
The top three cars and motorcycles will be awarded with trophies and prizes. Pizza, baked goods and hot and cold drinks will be available, as well as door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, face painting and music.
There is a $10 entry fee for show cars and bikes. Parking is available for non-show cars at Rite Aid, the former Boston Market and the former Burger King on Monroe Street.
For more information, contact Gueli at (419) 472-6156.