Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$10,748
Raised
107%
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 over 20 different cancer cell lines across 13 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: $2,225,966
target: $2,000,000
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6 months ago
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Leanna Read gave $500.00.
What a way to get you to take leave!!😊😊
6 months ago
Hi Leanna - well I guess something had to eventually make me take some leave! Thanks so much for the generous donation!
6 months ago
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
6 months ago
Hi Darius - thanks so much the for support.
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months 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
6 months ago
Thanks Nadia - the support is much appreciated!
6 months 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!!!
6 months ago
Hi Claudine - thanks so much for the support of such a worthy cause!
6 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
6 months ago
Thanks a million M! it is great that you want to support the cause
6 months ago
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Christopher Franco gave $50.00.
Wishing Car-T a smooth ride to a successful outcome.
6 months ago
Hi Chris - thanks so much for the donation! It is all for a good cause
6 months ago
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Sven Jarver gave $100.00.
Great work
6 months ago
Hi Sven - Thanks so much for your generous donation!
6 months ago
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Justin Coombs gave $450.00.
Our first fundraiser - with a Coombs family top up!
6 months ago
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Neil Strong gave $50.00.
Good luck! With best wishes from Bronwen and Neil Strong.
6 months ago
Hi Neil and Bronwen - Thanks for your generous support!
6 months 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
6 months 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!
5 months ago
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Andrew Milligan gave $50.00.
Sounds like a blast, and for a great cause too! Hope you make it round safely.
5 months ago
Thanks Andrew! great to have your support on our adventure!
5 months ago
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Justin Coombs gave $400.00.
Our second fundraiser - big thanks to the Rotary Club of Glenelg for all their help on this one, particularly Rosie and Kerry!
5 months ago
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Kiara Metti gave $50.00.
Good luck Justin. Hope the car makes it.
5 months ago
Hi Kiara - what a nice surprise to see your donation! Thanks so much for the support.
5 months ago
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CMV Group Foundation gave $1,000.00.
Good luck Justin, we hope the rally goes well. Keep up the good work raising money for Cancer research!
5 months ago
Hi Karen - Thank you so much to everyone at CMV, your continued support of new cancer research is fantastic and something you should all be proud of!
4 months ago
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Leanna Read gave $500.00.
Well on the way, Justin!
3 months ago
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Heathfield Primary School gave $138.00.
1 month ago
Sorry I am a bit late replying, but thanks so much to Heathfield Primary for their interest in immunotherapies and the generous donation!
2 months ago
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Justin Coombs gave $425.00.
Another successful fundraiser with the Rotary Club of Glenelg - Thanks again to our regular helpers Rosie, Kerry and Kathy!
1 month ago
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Campus Color gave $100.00.
1 month ago
A big thanks to Campus Color for the generous donation!
1 month ago
Thank you so much John & John from Campus Colour. Your support is much appreciated.
1 month ago
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Margo Hill-Smith gave $500.00.
Best of luck Justin and the Carina Biotech team! Margo & Sam Hill-Smith
1 month ago
Huge thank you Margo & Sam for your very generous donation, and your ongoing support of Carina Biotech and the work we are doing.
1 month ago
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Heather Dowling gave $100.00.
1 month ago
Thank you, Heather, your donation is much appreciated.
1 month ago
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Daniel Roach gave $100.00.
Have a great tour!
1 month ago
Dan - Thanks for the donation. We are definitely putting a cockroach on the car now!
1 month ago
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Federation Glass gave $100.00.
Good cause! Best of luck
1 month ago
Thank you Federation Glass for your generous support. Very much appreciated.
1 month ago
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Roger & Helen Salkeld gave $500.00.
1 month ago
A huge thank you, Roger & Helen, for your very generous donation to a wonderful cause. You've shot us well past the $5000 mark!
1 month ago
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Deborah Hamilton gave $100.00.
Have a great time Justin and team Carina Biotech.
1 month ago
Thank you Deborah for your donation!
1 month ago
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Carmela Ricciardelli gave $100.00.
good luck
1 month ago
Thank you for your generous donation, Carmela!
1 month ago
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Nick Grieve gave $100.00.
Good luck Team Carina
1 month ago
Thank you Nick for your support, much appreciated.
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Travel safely ...Australia is waiting
1 month ago
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Justin Coombs gave $340.00.
Another sausage sizzle with the Rotary club of Glenelg - Thanks again Rosie and Kerry!
1 month ago
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Rob Brookman gave $100.00.
1 month ago
Thank you Rob for your donation, much appreciated!
1 month ago
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Justin Dibbens gave $200.00.
Good luck to Justin, Sean & "CAR-T"!
1 week ago
Thank you, Justin! Much appreciated.
1 month ago
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Jennifer Potter gave $50.00.
1 week ago
Thank you very much for your donation, Jenny.
2 weeks ago
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Justin Coombs gave $435.00.
Midweek sausage sizzle - thanks to Bunnings in Kilburn and the Carina team!
1 week ago
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Geoffrey Moore gave $100.00.
good luck, hope your car makes it there and back
1 week ago
Thank you, Geoff ... We hope we make it, too!
1 week ago
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Dario Dotlic gave $100.00.
Good luck Justin and Sean. Hope 'CAR-T' gets you all the way to Townsville safe and sound.
1 week ago
Thank you for your generous donation, much appreciated.
1 week ago
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Christopher Franco gave $50.00.
SOUNDS LIKE GOOD SHIT!
1 week ago
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Alexander Goslig gave $1,000.00.
It'll be a change from clean-rooms!
1 week ago
Thank you very much for your hugely generous donation, Alexander. You've made us think getting to $10,000 might be possible!
1 week ago
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Stephen Livesey gave $500.00.
Hi CART Team.We wish you the best of luck!!!!! Best regards Stephen and Kathy
1 week ago
Thank you, Stephen and Kathy, for your very generous donation... we might make it to $10,000 after all!
6 days ago
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Anonymous gave $1,500.00.
Enjoy the dust! Great cause. Nick and Serena
5 days ago
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Justin Coombs gave $100.00.
A cash donation from our neighbours Anne and Kim Ninnes
4 days ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
From Bron & Neil Strong.
4 days ago
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Katherine Sharrad gave $200.00.
3 days ago
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Hannah Butenko gave $50.00.
2 days ago
Thank you, Hannah! Very much appreciated.
3 days ago
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Charlie Latham gave $100.00.
Drive safely, and have a ball!
2 days ago
Thank you Charlie! It's all systems GO in Melbourne this morning.
1 day ago
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Graham Wilkinson gave $50.00.
Good luck Sean. A donation to remember Emma's grandad Longmore and grandma Wilkinson.. Hope you both make it. Ann and Graham.
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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 $20 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.