Some, but not all may be aware of ex CD and soldier Clay Watts fight with cancer. In late 2018 Clay was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer which currently tracks at about a 8-9% 5 year survival rate. It been a long haul since then with chemotherapy, radiation treatment, surgery, and now another 6 months of chemo in front of him and his family.
One of his goals for 2020 is to increase awareness of what is still considered to be an incurable cancer and join the mystery box rally to raise funds for research. We’ve managed to secure a place in August next year where we’ll be driving to unknown locations given to us the night before that we’ll need to find each day via off road trails in outback Queensland with a 25 year old 2WD.
Clay is weighing in at a lean 58 kg of skin and bones, he falls asleep easily and has trouble gripping things due to peripheral neuropathy in his hands from the chemo. As such he’ll be designated driver. I can’t find my arse with both hands so I’m duty navigator. The rally rules require a car that is 2 wheel drive and greater than 25 years old. Fortunately if we get stuck mechanically we are both highly skilled at pulling things apart and getting someone else to put them back together and/or hitting them with a hammer.
It’s a participation only event and we’re there to win, we are the Leo Wanker Stunt team.
If you’re happy to sponsor us for the cost of a pint, shout us a round, feel good about yourself and share the page with others. Every cent we raise goes to nerds who use bunsen burners and beakers to try a figure this shit disease out.
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."
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.