Grace and I are super excited at being given the opportunity to take part in the Autumn 2020 Shitbox Rally. We will be driving our "shitbox" from Alice Springs to the Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria whilst also doing our bit to raise the much needed funds for the Cancer Council with the hope of one day finding a cure for this awful disease.
Cancer is an indiscriminate disease that affects so many lives. Grace and i have unfortunately both lost family to cancer.
In 2011, I lost my Grandfather and have since also lost a great uncle and great aunt to the disease.
As a nurse, Grace is all too familiar with the devastating effects that cancer has on her patients and their friends and families.
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.The fundraising is the hard part, so any donation, big or small, is greatly appreciated.
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Cheers Mathew and Grace
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.