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!
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 $13 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.