Goal $3,500

Second coming

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2019
Our Story …

This is Gus’s second attempt at finishing the drive in Mystery Box Rally, this time with his son, Neil!!

We’re teaming up to join the Rally in 2019 to raise more funds to support the awesome work the Cancer Council does helping people with cancer, and enabling important research. This event is the largest community led fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and it is now in its tenth year.

Sadly we’ve seen more than our share of cancer hitting our circles, with Gus’s mum, sister and nephew all having beaten cancer. His brother, Steve was taken in 2017, and his brother in law, Sebastian and mother in law, Louise lost their cancer battles some years before. Of course these are Neil’s family too, his grandmothers, uncles, aunt and cousin. There are also several friends who are or have been affected by this insidious disease. Steve’s passing still feels fresh, and his public crusade to raise awareness of liver cancer and encourage people at risk to have checks has had an impact on many.

This year’s rally is over five days driving in a loop from Byron Bay to Byron Bay, and we won’t know where we’ll be going in between, we’ll be covering about 2500 kilometres with all the other details kept under wraps, and only given to the teams each morning. We do expect dirt roads, dust and the unknown, driving along a mystery route in this 5 day challenge, all in the name of cancer research.

We also have to have our own 25+ year old car to participate, and we’ll probably take a little 1991 Toyota Seca, sister to last year’s entrant, this time without air conditioning (!!!).

It’s an extremely worthy cause, and it should be lots of fun for our father and son team. To join the rally, we, like all teams, need to raise at least $3500 for the Cancer Council, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated. You’ll be able to follow our progress via this page, and maybe even our Facebook pages.

In memory of Steve Doszpot, Sebastian Hollai, and Louise Boros

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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: $354,093
target: $1,000,000
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3 months ago
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Mary Doszpot gave $100.00.
The second coming, love it. Hopefully there may be a few miracles along the way this time. Enjoy yourselves & God speed 😂. It’s such a great cause & I’m very proud of you guys.
3 months ago
Thanks for your supporting for the second time round, Mary, and thanks too for kick-starting our fund raising. It's all very much appreciated!!! We'll keep you posted on the miracles :)
2 weeks ago
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Maria Charalambous gave $100.00.
All the best guys!!
2 weeks ago
Thank you Maria and Louie for your generous support - it's very much appreciated!
2 weeks ago
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Ian McIntyre gave $500.00.
May the car gods be kinder to you this time. God speed!
2 weeks ago
Thank you, thank you, thank you - this is extremely generous of you, Ian and Heather, (especially considering your support last year too). It's very much appreciated!! Any yes, we hope the car gods smile on us this time around!!
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
6 days ago
We know who you are :) and thank you for your kind donation!!
6 days ago
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Sue Doszpot gave $50.00.
Good luck Gus and Neil! This is such a worthy cause! We need to beat this insidious disease!
6 days ago
Thanks so much for your donation, Sue. It's very much appreciated, and yes we do hope that research will help find a way to beat cancer.
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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 $13 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.