Well we are doing it again, trying to raise funds to help Cancer Research.I don’t think there is anybody who would argue that funding research into that insidious disease, Cancer, and one day finding a cure could change the world.
An estimated 145,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year, with that number set to rise to 150,000 by 2020.To quote Cancer Council “Cancer never rests, and for that reason, neither do we. And tomorrow, with your help, we'll start again”.
In the 80’s survival rates where about 50%, today almost 7 out of 10 will survive past 5 years with some cancers up to 90%.That’s why we have joined the Shitbox Rally again, SBR 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.Fundraising is the hard part for us, so we need your help to achieve our target. It doesn’t matter how much or how little, every cent counts & every donation over $2 may be eligible for a Tax deduction.
Autumn 2020 trip starts in Alice Springs then off to The Gulf of Carpentaria & down to the Gold Coast, dirt roads, dust, flies, camping, running repairs and possibly a bit of mud & water to contend with in a $1000 2 wheel drive Shitbox along outback roads & dirt tracks, should be fun.
Don’t forget to follow our journey on Facebook Team: We are the Champions.
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.