From battling cancer twice, Angus Cunningham is not only free of the disease, but he’s on a mission of strength – with his family leading the way.
The Caringbah South teenager was diagnosed in 2013, and his parents Steve and Trisha have raised thousands of dollars for cancer research.
His father is on another fundraising journey for the Cancer Council, by taking part in a car rally.
He will participate in an epic 3800 kilometre journey from Brisbane to Darwin in the 2018 ‘Shitbox Rally’, from May 19.
Teams will spend seven days travelling dusty, outback roads to Darwin by day and camping out by night.
The event is not a race, but each team needs $4000 to get started.
Mr Cunningham planned to take part in the 2015 event but Angus suffered a relapse.
This year, he hopes to complete the journey for ‘all the Anguses out there’.
“My beautiful son has fought something no one should have to endure,” he said.
“You witness the treatments to beat this disease and they are terrible. I am working to hopefully reduce the impact of cancer in our society.”
The Shitbox Rally is the largest independent fundraiser for the Cancer Council, raising more than $14 million for various research programs since its inception.
Teams must spend no more than $1000 on their vehicles.
Mr Cunningham bought a Toyota Camry, which has had a fresh cow-skin style paint job.
He and teammate Alex Frame will also don cow suits for the journey.