BRAvo Rally2020 raising awareness of breast cancer

The first ever BRAvo Mini Rally,  Kernow to Kefalonia, making mini miles matter takes place in May 2020 driving our minis from Cornwall UK to Kefalonia Greece.  The aim of the rally is to create a huge breast cancer awareness campaign by decorating a convoy of minis that are being driven by an all ladies crew using car signage, professional car wrapping and car stickers that are leaving Cornwall on 18th May 2020, then driving down through Europe to Kefalonia Greece arriving on Saturday 23rd May.   We will be linking islands to islands with this group of courageous ladies headed by the founder of the rally Liz Rogers and her daughter Georgie.  Raising awareness of breast cancer is key to early diagnosis with high recovery rates if found early.  Age, culture and geographical location are no exceptions. Many of the ladies have been through diagnosis and treatment, some with battle scars and all with big hearts and lots of tenacity so we have decided to do something positive and challenging whilst raising awareness and hopefully funds too.  Please support us, the more people that know how to check their breasts, get referred or how to book in for a routine mammogram the quicker they can be treated.  We know it can be a daunting prospect to get checked out, but not checking or turning up can be even more daunting.  We hope to raise awareness and make this campaign a positive experience which will stay in peoples memories forever. We know we can make a difference, please can you? Our aim is to raise £5K per mini to deliver our campaign to Kefalonia and back to the UK.41051246_1574342441866025_r.jpeg 

Below you will find Liz`s story...

BRAvo Rally 2020
In October 18 after driving back from Kefalonia, a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea off mainland Greece where Liz runs her holiday rental business, Liz arrived back to her home in Cornwall for a routine mammogram  and was diagnosed shortly after with ductal carcinoma in situ which needed both surgery and radiotherapy treatment. Not adverse to this disease with both her mother having had a mastectomy and her auntie sadly dying from the disease, Liz decided to do something positive towards raising awareness of breast cancer in Cornwall and IOS especially those affected in rural areas which is so common in both Cornwall, IOS and Kefalonia Greece.

Liz who is the Founder member and Co-ordinator of the BRAvo Rally 2020 and her daughter Georgie hatched a plan during her treatment over the winter months to do something positive and decided that the following year on her drive back to Kefalonia, as a thankyou to the amazing team at the breast care unit at the Mermaid Centre, Truro, and to raise awareness of the disease especially in rural and isolated communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and beyond, this time she  and Georgie would drive their mini to Kefalonia and do it for a good cause! Since then, the rally has grown and so next year with some of their friends and family they will be driving their minis on this challenging and fun rally adventure.

 On 18th May 2020 this group of courageous all female drivers, all with big hearts, some with battle scars of breast cancer and all with determination and bag loads of tenacity will be steering their way to a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea. The rally will take them six days and over 2000 miles.

Once we arrive in Kefalonia,  we hope to continue to raise awareness and funds and to help and support people affected by this disease which can affect any culture, age or religion in any geographical area, no one is exempt from breast cancer and we want to help as many people as we can and raise as much awareness and funds along the way.  Fun is so important in FUNdraising and our rally will be fun and challenging!

All the money raised will go to the Mermaid Centre, RCHT. Our aim is also to be able to connect ladies (and some men) in rural communities and isolated areas, have fun and build friendships which will all help to raise awareness where ever we travel.

We hope that you will support us on our journey and donate to this very worthwhile cause.  Whether its a few pounds per mile sponsorship[ or a one off sum, we appreciate every penny that you donate.  Further details can be found on our website www.bravorally2020.org.

For more information and to follow our journey please follow us on facebook and Instagram. For donations please support us and donate to this amazing fundraising appeal on this GoFundMe page. Every mini mile will make a difference. Thankyou.

Liz & Georgie xx

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Donations

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  • Brian Thayer 
    • £50 
    • 7 mos
  • Helen & Mark Epps 
    • £300 
    • 8 mos
  • Nicki Hawkins 
    • £250 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £10 
    • 8 mos
  • Julia & Colin Davey 
    • £20 
    • 9 mos
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Fundraising team: BRAvo Rally 2020 (2)

Liz Rogers 
Organizer
Raised £935 from 10 donations
Tregony, South West England, United Kingdom
Georgie Rogers 
Team member
Raised £60 from 3 donations
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