With around three-quarters of common mental health problems emerging before the age of 25, young Aussies are under more pressure than ever.
The KFC Rally 4 Youth event hits the road today in Shepparton, Victoria, from 26-28 October, to raise funds for the KFC Youth Foundation, which supports youth mental health and well-being via its charity partners ReachOut Australia, Black Dog Institute and Whitelion.
Now in its third year, the 2023 Rally 4 Youth will see 40 cars participate in the rally with models ranging from pre-1980s classics to modern-day sports cars.
With over $400,000 raised at the last event, the three-day rally is a major fundraising driver for the KFC Youth Foundation, which is aiming to raise $10 million this year, having raised over $9.1 million since its inception.
The Rally 4 Youth will collect money via rally participation, business sponsorships and a gala auction.
Beginning today in Shepparton, the rally will venture throughout the Victorian countryside and will collect money via rally participation, business sponsorships and a gala auction.
Founded in 2018, the KFC Youth Foundation is dedicated to helping young Aussies thrive.
With funds split evenly between its charity partners, all three partners are leading drivers of important research and awareness for youth wellbeing, providing essential support for young Aussies in tough situations through programs and mentorship.
Chris Retzos, KFC Franchisee, said: “The Rally 4 Youth is one of the major initiatives amongst many local and large-scale fundraising activities that benefit the KFC Youth Foundation and its incredible work supporting young Aussies to help them thrive.
“It is great that so many people have gathered and achieved a great result in past years. As we return in 2023, we are once again asking the KFC family in Shepparton and locals of the region to join in on the fun and raise funds for such a worthy cause!”
The rally departs Shepparton today and will tour the Strathbogie Ranges, the Yarra Valley wine region, Healesville and Flowerdale.
The route includes stopovers at renowned local businesses Balgownie Estate, Chateau Yering and Fowles Winery, culminating in a sensational gala evening and auction at the Woolshed in Shepparton on 28 October.
Those wanting to show their support for the KFC Youth Foundation can visit https://www.kfc.com.au/kfc-
Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities and currently works at Redkite, a childhood cancer charity.