Women to rally for cancer cause

Myrtleford Times - - News -

CANCER DRIVE: Tess Graff and Michelle Chal­well are look­ing to raise money for the Cancer Coun­cil.

A BRIGHT woman and her close friend hope the com­mu­nity will get be­hind their ef­forts to make a dif­fer­ence to those fight­ing cancer.

Michelle Chal­well and former Bright woman Tess Graf, who now lives in Wodonga, will par­tic­i­pate in the Mys­tery Box Rally in Oc­to­ber.

The event has raised more the $13 mil­lion across Aus­tralia.

“Part of the re­quire­ments for our par­tic­i­pa­tion is to raise a min­i­mum of $3500 but most teams raise well above this amount,” Ms Chal­well said.

“Th­ese funds go to the Cancer Coun­cil and we are ex­tremely proud to be do­ing our part to sup­port such a wor­thy char­ity.”

The Mys­tery Box Rally re­quires teams to drive their own 25 plus year-old cars along a mys­tery route in a unique five-day chal­lenge.

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.

Michelle and Tess have reg­is­tered their team name as The Happy Hip­pies.

“The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colour­ful, un- pre­dictable ad­ven­ture with par­tic­i­pants trav­el­ling at their own pace in smaller groups,” she said.

“Ve­hi­cles of­ten break down but no one gets left be­hind while each night is spent camp­ing be­neath the stars and cel­e­brat­ing the day’s achieve­ments.”

A fundrais­ing movie night will be held at Cloud 9 Cin­ema in Bright on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 19 from 7pm.

For tick­ets con­tact Michelle on 0419 501 764.

You can also do­nate at www.mys­tery-box.com.au and search­ing The Happy Hip­pies.

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