THERE’S bets on who will kill the other first — and at what point one of them will be left by the roadside.
But given they both work in the mental health sector, they at least have the training to try and work it out.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District colleagues Karen Black and Shanna Tuwhangai are taking seven days to drive from Adelaide to Perth, via Uluru, in an old Ford sedan as part of a rally to raise money for the Cancer Council.
A shared motivation binds them in their 3600-kilometre journey.
Ms Black’s father Jim Black died 13 years ago from pancreatic cancer and, in 2011, breast cancer took the life of Ms Tuwhangai’s mother, Vivien Voss, the chief executive of the Albury-Wodonga Community Network.
The “Shitbox Rally”, so named because of the state of the 200 cars participating, is in its fourth year and aims to raise $3 million for the Cancer Council.
Ms Tuwhangai and Ms Black, who both work in Murrumbidgee’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, have to raise $4000.
Their team, dubbed Norfolk and Chance, has so far raised $1000.
The pair hoped the community would support a fund-raiser at the Albury West Hall tomorrow from 10am to 3pm.
Ms Black said 12 party planning consultants would sell their wares with 10 per cent from sales going to the cause.
They also hoped a mechanic would donate time to look over their Ford sedan, donated by colleague Helen Sheather.
For information search for “Norfolk and Chance” at shitboxrally.com.au.