WHY ARE WE INVOLVED WITH THE SHITBOX RALLY?
When we were growing up back in the 60’s, Cancer was something your Grandparents suffered from when they got old. But not anymore! Babies are being born with it and children are dying before their parents. Something on a large scale needs to be done to try and combat this inciduous disease and that’s where we come in. Helping raise much needed funds for research so the medical fraternity can find a cure to various forms of cancer or a medicine that helps slow down its progress. As a side note we get to have fun driving through outback Australia, visiting towns we didn’t know existed, seeing the amazing countryside and making lifelong friends along the way. It’s not an easy drive by any means – lots of long days, cold nights, flies, rough camping conditions and so on but is it worth it? HELL YEAH.
The fundraising is the hardest part so please help us out any way you can. There is no amount too large or too small – we appreciate whatever you can give.
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A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY:
This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria.
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.
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.