Local to rally for Cancer Council
WHITSUNDAY resident Leo Rodriguez and his brother Gerry Rodriguez are planning to embark on an epic seven-day rally challenge from Perth to Darwin in the 2014 Shitbox Rally on May 31.
The rally is the largest community organised fundraiser for the Cancer Council and has attracted more than 250 entrants this year.
The rally begins in Perth, Western Australia and travels over 3700km north to Darwin along some of Australia’s most deserted and challenging roads.
Drivers will travel through the Pilbara along the famous former cattle route, the Gibb River Road and through the breathtaking Kimberley on a rally trip of a life-time.
Rodriguez said the event would be more of a challenge than a race as all cars would be worth no more than $1000.
“As you get older you realise just how lucky you are to have your own health and the health of friends and family around you,” he said.
“Sometimes it’s easy to lose perspective on the important things in life. This is simply a chance of doing something good for a very deserving recipient, the Cancer Council.”
Drivers will be exposed to three or four days of very dusty, dirt road driving and this year will also have a number of river crossings thrown into the mix. Each team must raise a minimum of $4000 before departing on the sevenday journey which runs from May 31 to June 6.
The Rodriguez brothers have raised $800 to date and are hoping to smash their target of $5000 before the event.
To make a donation to their cause, visit https://shitboxrally2014.everydayhero.com/au/eating-dust-for-a-goodcause.
More information on the event can be found at www.shitboxrally.com.au.
RALLY FOR A CAUSE: Leo Rodriguez and his brother Gerry Rodriguez will be competing in a rally challenge to help raise funds for the Cancer Council.