We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally in 2018!! We are two friends, Paul and Tony, about to enter an adventure of a lifetime all in the name of raising money for Cancer Research. In May 2018 we will be embarking on the adventure called the SHITBOX RALLY. As the name suggests we purchased our very own SHITBOX, a Volvo 240 station wagon, for under A$1000. This Shitbox has already finished two rallys, mackay to Hobart 2016, then Adelaide to Cairns in 2017. This time we will be driving this jalopy from Brisbane to Darwin a distance of around 3800klm. A lot of us have been touched by cancer in some way over the years either directly, family or with friends. Raising money for cancer research through our involvement with the SHITBOX RALLY will be our contribution towards finding an end to this horrible disease. For Paul, this is personal. His dad went through a fight with bowel cancer a few years back and lives with the daily challenges that surgery leaves with you. His Mum has had a long long struggle with CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) going through many rounds of chemotherapy, blood tests, trial drugs and therapies. Tony too has been touched by cancer, losing both his parents and two sisters to different cancers. He is a cancer survivor himself having had surgery and treatment including chemotherapy for thyroid, bladder and prostate cancers, and recently had two tumours removed from his bowel. If we add to this friends we have lost or who are currently being treated for cancer, it demonstrates a very worthy cause to put our efforts into. Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council's in Australia and is now in its 9th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $4,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the $1,400,000 target. 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, over a 7 day across Australia endeavour 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.
Over $11.8 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.