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.
Help us get to our target of $15,000!
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.
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:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.