Fancy cars impress kids while supporting a good cause

West Island siblings Alexandria and Michael Tremis started the Karz 4 Kidz fundraiser after they befriended a 14-year-old boy named Christopher, who had been suffering from brain cancer

Seven years ago, West Island siblings Alexandria and Michael Tremis befriended a 14-year-old boy named Christopher, who had been suffering from brain cancer since he was just 4. Although he had spent many long days and nights at the Montreal Children’s Hospital undergoing different surgeries and treatments, the cancer could not be beaten back. At the age of 17, Christopher passed away.

To honour Christopher’s memory, in 2010 the siblings launched the Karz 4 Kidz car expo and fundraiser.

From lavish Ferraris to vintage Volkswagen Beetles, car enthusiasts are invited to show off their wheels outside of Canadian Tire in Kirkland during the eighth annual event. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards financing  various urgent needs at the Montreal Children’s Hospital,  the neuro-oncology ward and the Christopher Fonseca Endowment Fund set up in their young friend’s name.

Admission to the event is free, though donations are accepted.  There will be a barbecue, live music and dancing, raffles, auctions, and car rides for little ones.

The July 22 Karz 4 Kidz event kicks off at 10 a.m. and will go until 5 p.m. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for the following day. Canadian Tire Kirkland is located at 16821 Trans Canada Highway.

For more information, visit facebook.com/karz4kidz.