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Outback rally raises half amillion dollars for prostate cancer

Outback rally organisers Ross Alexander and Peter Fehon at the start of the 2022 rally in Bourke in May 2022. Photo Noel Fisher

The third Outback 4WD Adventure, raising funds for prostate cancer research and awareness, concluded in the Barossa Valley last month, having raised an incredible $234,000.

This takes the total raised for the three Outback 4WD Adventure to over half a million dollars raised for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Pioneered by prostate cancer survivor and outback car enthusiast, Ross Alexander, he launched the Outback 4WD Adventure in 2016 to raise much needed funding to ensure that all men had access to the latest research and treatments to improve survival rates.

Today one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by age 85.

Ross attributes his survival today to the advances in research and awareness and is passionate about seeing that continue.

In Australia around 18,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, and around 3,300 men die from the disease.

“Last month the third Outback 4WD Adventure started from Bourke with 38 cars and 80 people overnighting in Tibooburra, Innamincka, Birdsville, Marree, and Wilpena Pound before concluding in the Barossa Valley,” Ross said.

“It was a seven-day event to remember the roads providing many challenges at the same time raising funds for a very worthy cause.

“The entrants enjoyed the outback at its best following good rains and major flooding that many regions have experienced. The Australian outback currently is magnificent, green, lush, and full of colour.”

Donations are still open for the Prostate Cancer Rally and can be made on the website of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

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