Goal $15,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$1,410
Raised
9%
Our Story …

Carina Biotech is proud and excited to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring! We hope to raise as much money as possible for the Cancer Council Australia through our participation in this fabulous event. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.

We are an Adelaide-based biotech company researching and developing broad-spectrum immunotherapies to treat a wide range of cancers including rare and paediatric cancers. Our focus is on a relatively new and revolutionary treatment option called chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy. CAR-T therapy harnesses the power of the human immune system and has shown incredible success treating some blood cancers in children and adults. We hope to translate this into producing a single CAR-T product that can potentially kill many cancers.

So far, our lead CAR-T product has shown it can kill 15 different cancer cell lines across 9 cancers in the lab – and we think this may only be the beginning. We have also demonstrated anti-cancer activity and tumour growth suppression in some early models of human cancer in mice.

The ultimate goal of our company is to find a cure for cancer. While our scientists are working on this, people will still be diagnosed with cancer, die from cancer, and have their lives turned upside down by cancer. So we thought we'd leave the office for a little while and raise money for the wonderful Cancer Council Australia to support their vital work in funding and undertaking cancer research, preventing and controlling cancer, and providing information and support for people affected by cancer.

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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, this year for the 10th year anniversary rally, 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.

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raised: $608,528
target: $2,000,000
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3 weeks ago
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Leanna Read gave $500.00.
What a way to get you to take leave!!😊😊
1 week ago
Hi Leanna - well I guess something had to eventually make me take some leave! Thanks so much for the generous donation!
3 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
1 week ago
Hi Darius - thanks so much the for support.
3 weeks ago
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Ronald Kooi gave $50.00.
I understand that Justin will be driving a 1993 Saab. I once owned a1983 Saab 900 GL when I lived in Phoenix Arizona, USA. They should put a warning on all Saab dashboards that the car should only be operated in Sweden during a snowstorm. It will self destruct once the temperature raises above -10 degrees. Good Luck Justin, wear good hiking boots. -Ron Kooi
1 week ago
Hi Ronald - the donation is much appreciated. Unfortunately, the mechanic would not let me do the trip in the SAAB...However, a further Shitbox awaits inspection this afternoon!
2 weeks ago
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Nadia Reuter gave $15.00.
Well done Justin amd Sean!! What an amazing thing to do!! Hope you make it in one piece! Nadia x
1 week ago
Thanks Nadia - the support is much appreciated!
1 week ago
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Claudine Bonder gave $100.00.
Have an absolutely fabulous time Justin! Thank you for taking this on. You're awesome! Drive carefully and come back safely....Carina needs you back here when you're done!!!
1 week ago
Hi Claudine - thanks so much for the support of such a worthy cause!
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
1 week ago
Thanks a million M! it is great that you want to support the cause
1 week ago
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Christopher Franco gave $50.00.
Wishing Car-T a smooth ride to a successful outcome.
1 week ago
Hi Chris - thanks so much for the donation! It is all for a good cause
1 week ago
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Sven Jarver gave $100.00.
Great work
1 week ago
Hi Sven - Thanks so much for your generous donation!
1 week ago
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Justin Coombs gave $450.00.
Our first fundraiser - with a Coombs family top up!
1 week ago
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Neil Strong gave $50.00.
Good luck! With best wishes from Bronwen and Neil Strong.
6 days ago
Hi Neil and Bronwen - Thanks for your generous support!
3 days ago
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Hans Muhlack gave $20.00.
Good luck Sean and Justin. We hope you make the distance! A couple of cowboys! Kind regards Hans and Chris Muhlack xx
2 days ago
Hi Hans - thanks a lot for the donation. We picked up the car the other day and Sean and I intend to "improve" it before we go!
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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.

Almost $15 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.