Goal $3,500

The Jumping Jacks

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2020
$4,560
Raised
130%
Our Story …

At work, we have a timetable drawn on a whiteboard in our staff room. It shows the 10 weeks for each term and what is happening on each day. At the end of the week, the row is wiped clean.

I used to love watching the term get smaller and smaller, knowing there would be holidays at the end. But for the last couple of years, and especially 1st term of 2019, this timetable caused me great anxiety.

My Dad was dying. And I sort of knew when.

Dad did his best not to burden us. He told us he was ready to go, and happy with everything he had accomplished in his life.

But he slipped up once.

The day he sold his motorhome (something he’d been researching for years and brought when he put his farm on the market, ready to live the Grey Nomad life of retirement) he said “I was looking forward to traveling around Australia in that.”

Mum and Dad’s retirement plans took a back seat as we lived 10 days at a time between 3 day treatments for 2 years.

Dad had such a zest and energy for life, watching it fade out has broken me to my core. I guess I’d always held onto a hope that he would beat it. If anyone could do it, it was my Dad.

But I was wrong. Dad put up a good fight but died aged 57 on May 6th 2019.

Dad died of cancer, just as many before him have, and will continue to until a cure is found.

In memory of Dad - Philip John Anderson- “Jack”

Joseph and I will be taking part in the Mystery Box Rally for 2020.

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.

We will be traveling to Rockhampton in a car no less than 25 years old, to begin the rally. The reason it is called “Mystery Box” is because we have no idea where we are going from there, and will be informed of our destination each morning.

Part of the requirements for our participation is to raise a minimum of $3,500. These funds go to the Cancer Council to help people with cancer, and funding important research.

Fundraising is the hard part, and we would greatly appreciate any donations.If you’d like to, you can follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.

Our team is called The Jumping Jacks in honor of Dad’s MX success.

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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."

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raised: $77,817
target: $1,000,000
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Lisa Pointing gave $20.00.
Good luck X
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Jackie Wools-Cobb gave $50.00.
Best of luck Bon and Joe, and here's to Dad! xx
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Hayli Shackleton gave $20.00.
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Olivia Michajlow gave $25.00.
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Zoe Argeros gave $100.00.
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Serenity hair & Beauty gave $400.00.
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Cindy Byrne gave $50.00.
Good luck xx
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Arlyn Beyerle gave $100.00.
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Brooke Casey gave $50.00.
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Lindsay Paterson gave $100.00.
Keep up the good work 💪
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Ashtyn Freshney gave $20.00.
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Alicia Heine gave $20.00.
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Kate Elphinstone gave $100.00.
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Melissa Aulfrey gave $20.00.
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Simone Johns gave $20.00.
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Adrienne Kile gave $30.00.
Sounds like a great way to raise money in your dad’s honour. I never met him but “Jack Anderson’s dairy” was one of the first landmarks I recognised when I moved here!
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Libby & Ralf Beyerle gave $200.00.
so much love and missing Jack toooo much. Thanks Bon & Joe xxxxxx
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Sharni Jago gave $30.00.
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erin martin gave $25.00.
Goodluck Bonnie xx
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Ben and Carly Argeros gave $200.00.
I love you dad
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Adelle & Darren Rist gave $50.00.
Courageous effort guys! We knew your dad when we were all a lot younger...great bloke xx
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Dwayne & Jess Douglas gave $50.00.
Couldn’t think of a better cause xx
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Michelle Iles gave $500.00.
Beautiful words Bonnie a great mate taken why to soon. ❤️❤️❤️
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Ashley Kersey gave $100.00.
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Susan Boskell gave $50.00.
A beautiful tribute to your Dad Bon xxx
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Angela McClymont gave $50.00.
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Andy de Jonge gave $200.00.
Well done Bonnie and Jo, hoe you raise loads of money and have a great trip as well!
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Sharon Sheehan gave $50.00.
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Danielle and Cory Plumbridge gave $50.00.
Love ya Bon X
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Kai Beyerle gave $100.00.
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Cindy Anderson gave $500.00.
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Steve Anderson gave $10.00.
Good luck guys x
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Em and Phil Haberle gave $110.00.
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Ona Molin gave $110.00.
Your father will no doubt be completely thrilled with both the adventure and the cause, even up there among the stars. Life journeys are a mystery, nothing is certain but precious moments of connection we share.May this adventure invigorate your spirit and nourish your soul xxox
6 days ago
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Bernadette Ryan gave $50.00.
Well done Bonnie so sorry for your loss
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Carol Murray gave $50.00.
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yourBIZ - bookkeeping & accounting gave $100.00.
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Karen Stonehouse gave $20.00.
Good luck Bonnie and Joseph From The Stonehouses in Brisbane
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Emily Greenhill gave $20.00.
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Jodi Redpath gave $30.00.
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Margaret Rowe gave $50.00.
Good Luck Jumping Jacks
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Josie Emery gave $20.00.
Xx
5 days ago
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Julie Argeros gave $100.00.
Beautiful words Bonnie wishing the family all the best with fundraising. Your dad was indeed a special man. He would be so proud of you all
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Stuart and Kelly Greenhill gave $200.00.
Well done Bon and well said, and thanks Jack for the great advice and fantastic leadership from you and Cindy.
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Tara and Elise Pilkington gave $20.00.
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Helen Keep gave $100.00.
Enjoy the journey!
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Steven Connelly gave $50.00.
I never met your dad, but I have heard you talk fondly of his adventurous spirit. He would be so proud of you Bonstar!
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Maree Brown gave $100.00.
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Maddie Franklin gave $20.00.
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The Impact, Outcomes & Charity

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:

  • A research study to develop a vaccine that protects against lymphoma cancers.
  • A research trial to standardise international guidelines on melanoma removal.
  • A research grant to revolutionise the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.