Ben and I are once again doing our part to raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council. This year, we're upping the ante - we're going for $15,000 as our fundraising total. We both lost family and friends to this disease, and have some still fighting their battles. This rally is important to us both, and it's our way of giving back and helping to make the lives of cancer sufferer better in our small way. Together with 500 of our closest friends, we're dragging another Volvo 850 Estate across the country - this time Alice Springs to the Gold Coast, via the Gulf of Carpentaria. What could possibly go wrong?
Any donation is appreciated, and last year the rally blasted the $2,000,000 target that was set. Can we do it again this time? Why not!
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.