Kawasaki was proud to present Mr Rick Toutounji with his brand new Ninja 250R Special Edition motorcycle at the company’s Australian headquarters in Sydney on Monday 13 December. Mr Toutounji won the motorcycle as the major prize in a raffle run by Motorcycling NSW to raise funds for Cancer Council, NSW.
Kawasaki Motors Australia MD, Ted Mori was present for the hand over of the Ninja 250R, (Australia’s facvourite motorcycle for the past three years) to Mr Toutounji and his son Jaylen.
A happy Mr Toutounji says, “I’m ecstatic. I still can’t believe that something like this has happened to me. I’m always buying tickets for the Cancer Council because I lost my father and sister to cancer. It’s a pleasure to receive this gift. I hope the money contributed goes a long way for the Cancer Council. Thank you to Kawasaki for providing the prize. Kawasaki is a fantastic brand and I’ve always had Kawasaki’s. This is just incredible”.
Following months of fundraising, charity raffles and special events, Motorcycling NSW, with the support of Kawasaki Australia, also handed over a cheque for $23,455 to Cancer Council NSW, to help continue the fight against cancer in Australia.
MNSW President, Mrs Christine Tickner presented Cancer Council NSW's Helpline Manager, Lorna O'Brien with the cheque, with Cancer Council NSW's Helpline being one of the main areas to receive much needed funding from the generous donation.
"It’s always great when the community get behind defeating cancer. We can’t do it without community involvement so any support that organizations such as Kawasaki give us to help defeat cancer helps our mission," said O'Brien after the ceremony.
Kawasaki Australia's National Sales & Marketing Manager, Robert Walker, says, "From Kawasaki's point of view, we are very proud to be involved with Motorcycling NSW and the Cancer Council NSW. I think it's a very worthwhile effort from everyone. It's a great result and a very happy winner of a motorcycle as well, so it’s a win all-round,"