Goal $6,000

Centenary Institute Foundation

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2018
$5,480
Raised
91%
Our Story …

Julie and Simon are Trustees of the Centenary Institute Medical Research Foundation in Sydney, an affiliate of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The University of Sydney Medical School, with over 240 scientists we help support researching Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory diseases.

We are looking forward to 3,500 kms of road rally from Brisbane to Darwin, in an old bomb van worth less than $1,000 (a.k.a. “A Shitbox”) on remote Queensland roads and through crocodile-infested Northern Territory rivers, sleeping under the stars, with the kangaroos, emus, dingos and tiger snakes for company.

We would be grateful for your personal support for our adventure and the Cancer Council and Centenary Institute, for their innovative and cutting-edge research!

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Here's what I'm doing …

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."

raised: $1,974,615
target: $1,700,000
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4 months ago
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Richard Champion de Crespigny gave $250.00.
Is yellow car your shitbox car or have you found another one??? Good luck - we'll be following your progress!!
4 months ago
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Jeff Aeder gave $180.00.
4 months ago
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Jenny and Mike Renison gave $150.00.
What a hoot. Have fun!
4 months ago
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Sally Loane gave $100.00.
Are you brushing the cobwebs off the yellow Renault?
4 months ago
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Andrea Fagan gave $100.00.
Happy trails!!!!! We love you, George and Andrea
4 months ago
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Caroline Lawrence gave $300.00.
Jealous!! HAVE FUN. Go Centenary!! Much love Caroline, Tom and Anna
4 months ago
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Jacob Thaning gave $100.00.
Best of luck and have a great time!
4 months ago
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Mary Lee and Bill Trousdale gave $100.00.
Drive carefully!! And hope to see you in the US soon. xoxo
4 months ago
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Jane Gundell gave $50.00.
Good luck, Julie and Simon! xo
4 months ago
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Katie Halsted gave $100.00.
Go Julie & Simon! Good luck and looking forward to seeing where your are to live vicariously through your adventures.
4 months ago
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David Dossetor gave $100.00.
Who will do most of the driving? Sounds a fun way to raise money.
4 months ago
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Janice Gibson gave $100.00.
Sounds so much fun .. if you're a Ford!
4 months ago
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Madeleine White gave $100.00.
Best of Luck - hope you don't get too dusty (probably inevitable) or bogged! Xx
4 months ago
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John Kukral gave $500.00.
3 months ago
Centenary Institute Foundation
Jane Hedstrom gave $100.00.
Sounds like a fun way to raise money for a good cause. We look forward to the tales! Jane and Johan
3 months ago
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Rowan Freeland gave $200.00.
I'd love to be one of the (no doubt numerous) flies onthe wall to watch your consensual and collaborative approach to driving and map-reading! Best of luck!
3 months ago
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Susan and Ed Chandler gave $250.00.
Good Luck! We'll be cheering you on! xoxo, Ed and Susan
3 months ago
Centenary Institute Foundation
Annabelle Burley gave $100.00.
Good luck! Hope the corrugations aren't too bad.
3 months ago
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Ian and Annabelle Brayley gave $50.00.
2 months ago
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James Wall gave $50.00.
Best of luck team Ford! Look forward to hearing about the adventure on your return.
2 months ago
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Jim Morris gave $150.00.
May you outdo all shitheads in the shitbox. Cheers and good luck....Jim and Libby
2 months ago
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Joseph Carrozzi gave $200.00.
Donating to great people - for a great cause
2 months ago
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Mathew Vadas gave $100.00.
Thanks for putting the Centenary up there. Wish we were there..sounds like great fun..provided you have a good mattress.
2 months ago
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Josephine Sukkar gave $200.00.
OMG -you guys are nuts! (That's why we love you!) Good luck and thanks so much. Tony and Josephine x
1 month ago
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Intrepid Investment Partners gave $200.00.
We are very pleased to support two great charities; the Cancer Council, which is one of the key sources of funding of cancer research at the Centenary Institute Foundation for Medical Research at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
1 month ago
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David Dossetor gave $100.00.
Sorry to see the van finish its days. I never saw Julie as a motor-head. Enjoy the dust.
1 month ago
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Julie Ford gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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David and Nancy Russell gave $500.00.
Fond farewell to the US Navy — The ultimate sacrifice for a great cause!
1 month ago
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James Bell gave $50.00.
A modest contribution but it wil edge you towards your goal...cheers James Bell
1 month ago
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Justin Punch gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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FIVE WAY CELLARS gave $200.00.
Go Simon and Julie! No need to tell you to have fun! It sounds amazing! And what a great cause. Take care! Be sure to dodge the Roos and emus! Lots of love and good wishes! Prue and Cookie.
1 month ago
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Alexandra Ford gave $100.00.
Have a great time! xx
1 month ago
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Martin King gave $100.00.
Great effort guys, Enjoy and safe travels :)
4 weeks ago
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Stephen White gave $100.00.
3 weeks ago
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Richard Treacy gave $200.00.
2 weeks ago
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Balaji Gopal gave $100.00.
A bit late to donate but a great cause nonetheless
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The Impact, Outcomes & Charity

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 $13 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:

  • A research study to develop a vaccine that protects against lymphoma cancers.
  • A research trial to standardise international guidelines on melanoma removal.
  • A research grant to revolutionise the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.