Prostate Cancer Rally 2022
My next adventure is the Prostate Cancer Rally, held 20-27 May 2022. I did this event two years ago in the car I used for the Desert Rattler and it was great fun.
The Prostate Cancer Rally is a seven-day event, taking vehicles off the bitumen and onto the dirt and gravel roads of the great Australian outback. We will visit many iconic outback towns and National Parks – enjoy sensational country food and hotel accommodation organised for you every night. All this whilst we raise funds to support Prostate Cancer Research – an insidious disease that one in seven blokes will be diagnosed with today.
I will be running the Rattler again, a 1929 Model A Ford with outback sand dune cred. I am the only 2wd car doing the same route as the 4wd vehicles.
I will also be taking the Fuso 4wd with a crew of up to six people. The guys will share a drive with me in the Rattler. Everyone will get the experience of their lives.
- DAY 1 Saturday 21st May. Bourke to Tibooburra via Wanaaring & The Cut Line.
- DAY 2 Sunday 22nd May. Tibooburra to Innamincka via Sturt National Park & Cameron Corner.
- DAY 3 Monday 23rd May Innamincka to Birdsville Via Cordillo Downs or Walkers Crossing.
- DAY 4 Tuesday 24th May. Birdsville Simpson Desert drive to Eyre Creek and back to Big Red for sunset or alternative drive to Betoota / Dreamtime Rock Art. OR an optional rest day in Birdsville.
- DAY 5 Wednesday 25th May. Birdsville to Marree via Mungerannie & Birdsville Track
- DAY 6 Thursday 26th May. Marree to Wilpena via Farina, Parachilna, Flinders Ranges National Park.
- DAY 7 TFriday 27th May. Wilpena to Barossa via Peterborough.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer research in Australia. The Foundation is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families recognising the diversity of the Australian community.
Why is this research so important?
- 3,152 Australian men a year die from prostate cancer. That is eight everyday.
- 16,700 Australian men a year receive a new diagnosis. That is 45 everyday.
- In early stages of prostate cancer there may be no symptoms.
- One in six blokes will be affected by prostate cancer by age 85.
- Around 95% of men will be alive five years after a diagnosis of prostate cancer – this is largely as a result of medical research.