A HORSHAM family will host a Rock for Life Cabaret on February 15 to raise money for cancer research.
Tanya Hahne said her father Eric Hahne's battle with bowel cancer had encouraged family and friends to sign up for Horsham and district's Relay for Life event in March.
"Our team is called Team Ezza, in honour of dad, and our aim is to raise $5000 so we can fund a research project," she said.
"We decided the best way to do that was to do one big event rather than a few small ones."
Mr Hahne, who is undergoing chemotherapy, said his new medication drove home the importance of supporting cancer research.
"My doctor said if I was diagnosed 10 years ago there would have been nothing much they could do for me," he said.
"Doctors are really pleased with my progress. I'm on this new treatment for bowel cancer, which could have been discovered by money raised through events such as Relay for Life.
"That's why we want to support it and raise money for more research.
"Who knows what they'll come up with next?"
Miss Hahne said organising the cabaret had given the family something to focus on.
"Dad's sick of talking about cancer, so this is something we can do to keep busy and we're all looking forward to a good night out," she said.
The cabaret will be in Ian Maroske Hall at Horsham College from 7.30pm.
Entertainment will be provided by Horsham-based bands I Need A Crown and Johnny Thunder and the Lightnings, along with Miss Hahne's partner Dave McMaster.
"All the bands are volunteering their time, which has allowed us to keep our overheads low," Miss Hahne said.
The event is BYO with a cocktail dress code.
Miss Hahne said tickets were $30 each, or $250 for a table of 10.
She said tickets were available online at www.trybooking.com/easy or at Harvey World Travel, 38 Firebrace Street, Horsham.
The Horsham and district Relay for Life will be at Coughlin Park in Horsham on March 14 and 15.