Ok so here goes ...
Steph & Josh are taking on the Mystery Box Rally 2021.
Reason being that in 2017, we lost our little princess Charlotte (aka Chicken) to an asshole of an illness, Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Although not a cancer, her treatment for HLH at the Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital in Brisbane was the same requiring two Bone Marrow Transplants that her big brother Johno (our hero), gave her. Together, our kids both fought HLH, one as a donor & one as a patient, however no matter how staunch they both were, HLH won this time.
Any funding we can raise by looking like dickheads & flogging an old car around our beautiful country will go directly to the Cancer Council, funding important research so maybe next time someone’s little princess or prince gets sick a more positive outcome might be possible.
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.
More than $30 million over the past 12 years has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.