The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) is a special charity for Ryan and Rebecca as their mother Vicky is currently battling the disease. Ovarian Cancer, or cancer of the ovaries, is one of the most common cancers affecting women and is often detected in the advanced stage of the disease, resulting in a high mortality rate. This is because the symptoms of ovarian cancer are not recognised immediately. Once diagnosed, treatment will usually include surgery and chemotherapy, depending on the stage of the cancer diagnosis.

One goal of the OCRF is to improve the mortality rate and long-term survival rates for ovarian cancer. This may be achieved by the development of an early detection program – which is the focus of much of the ovarian cancer fundraising activities of OCRF – and by raising community awareness.

“We wanted to try and get as many people to donate as we can so that an early detection test can be found. We thought a great incentive would be to offer people who raise money with us a ride in the rally car at Rally Queensland!” Rebecca commented. “We will be giving away two rides, one to the person who joins our team and has the most donations under their name, and another to a randomly drawn person from the fundraising team.”

To win you need to join our team at and click on “Join the Team”. Then just enter the password 'smartmotorsport'. Once you are a member of the team, get as many people as possible to donate on the page.

If you’re not going to be in Queensland for the International Rally of Queensland, you can still show you support buy clicking the “donate now” button on the website!

For more information on Ovarian Cancer and the OCRF go to their website

Ryan and Rebecca are currently placed third in the Australian Rally Championship and are competing in the Scouts Rally SA this weekend June 25 - 27. Follow their progress by becoming a fan of Smart Motorsport on Facebook.

The International Rally of Queensland will be held on the Sunshine Coast from July 30 – August 1. For more information about the event, go to

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