Teddy Bear to sail the Rolex Sydney Hobart for Kids Cancer Research

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  • By Jennifer Crooks
  • 24 Dec 2009 15:52:00
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Dr Fredrick Bear, sailing on board Nips N Tux to raise money for Oncology Children's foundation

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The new OCF teddy bear - Dr Fredrick Bear will be gearing up for his first Rolex Sydney Hobart challenge as a crew member on the IMX Yacht - Nips N Tux, skippered by Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Howard de Torres.

Where No Bear has gone before...

On 26th December, 2009 when most of us will be relaxing after the craziness of Christmas the new OCF teddy bear - Dr Fredrick Bear will be gearing up for his first Rolex Sydney Hobart challenge as a crew member on the IMX Yacht - Nips N Tux, skippered by Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Howard de Torres.

The Oncology Children's Foundation (OCF) sells teddy bears to raise funds for cutting-edge research into cures for the most difficult to treat childhood cancers. The new Dr Bear has just been launched and wears a lab coat and stethoscope (plus wet weather gear for this trip, of course).

Dr Fredrick Bear will join Dr De Torres and his crew on their mission to Hobart. Dr Fredrick has decided to take part in the grueling race in order to raise awareness about the importance of childhood cancer research. One in four children diagnosed with cancer in Australia lose their battle, and research into cures is the only way to improve this statistic.

The public is invited to support Dr Bear by sponsoring his journey at http://www.everydayhero.com.au/THESAILINGTEDDYBEAR Follow his race on twitter http://twitter.com/OCFAustralia and facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oncology-Childrens-Foundation/39927316837?ref=nf

By Sara Irvine

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