Q&A with Conor Malone from Team Chinook

Prostate Cancer Canada chatted with Conor Malone of Team Chinook to discover more about his amazing race across South America in order to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. 

PCC - How did you get involved with the Dakar Rally? What made you want to do it?
Conor - I watched it as a teenager, and thought “if I ever won the lottery, that is something I would do”! Since I’m never going to win the lottery, I just decided to do it. I’m not getting any younger, despite my youthful appearance and what everyone tells me! 

PCC - What keeps you motivated?
Conor - The responsibility to our sponsors and the thousands of hours of preparation, which have already been spent. We have put a huge investment into this project. Four years and a mortgage on my home! 

PCC - How do you work as a team?
Conor - It hasn’t been all fun and games, but because all four of us have the same goals, we always get back on track, and start pulling together. 

PCC - Why did you choose to raise money for prostate cancer?
Conor - My father passed away in 1996 from prostate cancer. 

PCC - How do you keep your head in the game during the race?
Conor - I’ll let you know on day 15 of the Rally! 

PCC - Words of advice for anyone who wants to get into this?
Conor - Stop, forget about it ! Understand that it will consume your life for a minimum of 2 years, in preparations, and cost you a lot of money. If you’re still interested, that’s great, do your homework, be prepared physically, mentally, & mechanically, ( you need a good vehicle ), also you need to have previous rally experience, ( a license ), which you can get easily, just contact your local rally club. Mine is Maple Leaf Rally Club. Spend some time rallying and volunteering at rallys, it’s a lot of fun. 

PCC - How can people donate?
Conor - go to The Prostate Cancer Canada Website! 
Posted: 2010-10-14 2:05:09 PM
Filed under: Conor Malone, Dakar Rally, donate, PCC, prostate cancer, Prostate Cancer Canada


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