We are VERY EXCITED and PROUD to be participating in the Shitbox Rally in 2020!! This year is ultra special as the rally kicks off on the 10 year anniversary of the day my beautiful mum passed away from breast cancer. if you didn't know already, CANCER SUCKS BUTTS! I am sure there is not a person i know who is not affected by cancer in some way (even now, both Sandy's dad and my step dad have prostate cancer and have needed to receive treatment of some description for it! :( ) - be it by having a loved one with cancer or being friends or know of someone with cancer. With cancer research we can help understand cancer better and find better treatments!
In May 2020, all the teams will be driving their shitboxes from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria.
This year we are very excited to be teaming up with Sandy's Sis and her hubby Ben! We will be going with a "Cooper Troopers" theme in honour of my mom as she would joke about it from Nintendo Mario! :D Sal and I will be the Cooper Troopers and Sandy and Ben will be in the Toadmobile. We have found ourselves some pretty shit cars to carry us along the way!
Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 11th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2020 Autumn rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.
These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity. The fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, on a 7 day drive across Australia to raise money for cancer research.
The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, unpredictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace in smaller groups. Vehicles often break down but “we never leave anyone behind” and each night is spent camping beneath the stars and celebrating the day’s achievements. It all adds up to an incredible opportunity to see Australia’s vast and beautiful countryside and make lifelong friends, many brought together after experiencing cancer themselves or seeing cancer impact family and friends.
Since it’s inception the rally has been the largest fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally.
Shitbox Rally is a dedicated fundraising event for cancer research with funds going to Cancer Council.
Cancer Council is one of the largest non-government funders of cancer research in Australia. We conduct and fund research studies across all cancers and all stages of the cancer journey.
Thanks to the community funds raised such as Shitbox Rally we can fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone.
Almost $20 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.