Mark and I are happy to announce that we're taking part in Mystery Box Rally in 2020!!
Why? Cos it will be fun, and the funds we raise are going straight into cancer research.
Mystery Box Rally is one of the largest community lead fundraising events for the Cancer Council in Australia having raised over $4.5 million in the last 8 years.
Part of the requirements for our participation is to raise a minimum of $3,500 but we hope to raise well above this amount. These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity. They do some awesome work supporting people with cancer, and funding important research.
Fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated.
Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.
Teams will drive their own 25+ year old cars along a mystery route in this unique 5 day challenge, all in the name of cancer research. The route is a loop starting and finishing at the same location, but all the other details are kept under wraps, only given to the teams each morning.
The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, unpredictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace in smaller groups. Vehicles often break down but “we never leave anyone behind” and each night is spent camping beneath the stars and celebrating the day’s achievements. It all adds up to an incredible opportunity to see Australia’s vast and beautiful countryside and make lifelong friends, many brought together after experiencing cancer themselves or seeing cancer impact family and friends.
Since it’s inception the rally has been the largest fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally."
Went to a recent lecture on heart disease and the steps taken to reduce its incidence - huge improvements made with huge funding, which is great.
Then someone in the audience pointed out that the incidence of brain tumours in children remains unchanged after 30 years and perhaps its time more funding was directed into this area - hence the pledge for the rally and a chance to raise funds for cancer research.
The Covid 19 situation is certainly a worry.
Being self isolated is also inconvenient.
But things were put into perspective today when some people told us, yes the situation is not good, but when compared to having our child diagnosed with a brain tumour we know can handle it.
Amid the current turmoil, please keep safe and keep donating for the benefit of young cancer victims.
Mystery Box Rally is a dedicated fundraising event for cancer research with funds going to Cancer Council.
Cancer Council is one of the largest non-government funders of cancer research in Australia. We conduct and fund research studies across all cancers and all stages of the cancer journey.
Thanks to the community funds raised such as Mystery Box Rally we can fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone.
Over $20 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.