Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$4,280
Raised
86%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we are team Desert Diamonds, taking part in Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring - 19 October to 25 October!!

This rally will see us driving our Shitbox (car worth $1000 or less) from Melbourne to Townsville, in 7 days, via iconic Birdsville with 550 other participants. Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 10th year.

We have all been touched by cancer in some way. Susi is 8 yrs cancer free and her husband has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer (meaning lots more research is needed!) Marise’s Mum has had her own battles with various cancers that is still ongoing. We all know someone….

Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2019 Spring rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.

These funds go to the Cancer Council to fund research and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity.

The fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated.Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.


SUSI & MARISE xxx

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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: $1,536,398
target: $2,000,000
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Girls getting away....
3 weeks ago
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Elise Mittelheuser gave $100.00.
Go Susi and Marise ... so admirable and awesome cause.You’ll have an amazing experience.
3 weeks ago
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Louise Davies gave $50.00.
You will have so much fun while doing it for such a good cause. Enjoy.
3 weeks ago
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Cara Cronje gave $25.00.
Have a great time!!!!
3 weeks ago
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Mariza Gordon gave $50.00.
Enjoy the adventure
2 weeks ago
Thank you we appreciate you support x
3 weeks ago
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Letitia van der Walt gave $200.00.
Keep those wheels rolling!
3 weeks ago
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Peter Williams gave $100.00.
Great cause, good luck! Peter & Catherine Williams
3 weeks ago
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Linda Gracie gave $100.00.
Good luck Susi and team
3 weeks ago
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Jodie Mayer gave $50.00.
Go Marise and Susi! I am so proud of your adventurous and giving spirits! Jodie Mayer and Co xxx
3 weeks ago
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Ian Barrand gave $50.00.
Well done Sue and Marise. Love Ian Barrand
3 weeks ago
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Sarah Wilson gave $50.00.
Want an amazing lady you are Susie. Good luck to you both, just inspirational. Hope you have a hoot together 😘
3 weeks ago
Thank you Sarah, that is very generous and kind. Hope all good with you
3 weeks ago
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Michael Bottger gave $100.00.
Wish you well on this noble adventure from Mike & Yollie from Namibia
3 weeks ago
Thank you cuz, that is so very generous of you! I'll send you pics... Hope all good with you and Yollie!! xx
3 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
Well done Susi on supporting this very worthwhile cause!
3 weeks ago
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Gary Parsons gave $200.00.
Go girls!!
3 weeks ago
Thank you Gary. Very generous of you!
3 weeks ago
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Sallu Baksa gave $50.00.
Good luck with the drive Susi!
3 weeks ago
Thank you Sally - that is so generous! I'm looking forward to it :)
2 weeks ago
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Rose Goodwin gave $50.00.
Safe travels 🚘 what a great adventure you will have, ladies.
2 weeks ago
Thank you Rose, that is very kind of you!
2 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $200.00.
Good luck Susi and Marsie - such a great cause. Fingers crossed your shitbox makes it to the finish line. Archie L and family (from the Pirates)
2 weeks ago
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jess smith gave $50.00.
Good luck! and looking forward to hearing all about it on your return! Love, The Smiths (Andrew, Jess, Thomas and Olivia)
2 weeks ago
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Camelia Tobia gave $25.00.
Sounds like an amazing adventure! Good luck
2 weeks ago
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Nayo Pty Ltd gave $50.00.
Good luck and thank you for doing this :)
2 weeks ago
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Gene Santos gave $50.00.
Enjoy the Moment!
2 weeks ago
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Brett Maina gave $20.00.
It doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that. Go team Desert Diamonds!
2 weeks ago
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Maria Ilardo gave $20.00.
Keep yours hands out the window at all times ;)
2 weeks ago
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Jilly Hanna gave $100.00.
Wishing you trouble-free driving, or as best you can achieve in a 'shitbox' - great efforts gals! Best wishes from Jilly, Paddy, Ted and Maxie
2 weeks ago
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Joanne Galvin gave $100.00.
To my crazy bestie - I’m re-naming you & Susie. You’re now Thelma & Louise!!!
2 weeks ago
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Niki Carey gave $50.00.
Great cause! Enjoy the adventure!
2 weeks ago
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Zoe Melis gave $50.00.
Have a great time!
2 weeks ago
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Riccardo Casali gave $100.00.
Best of luck ladies Rick Lou and family
2 weeks ago
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Angela Raco gave $20.00.
What an adventure ! all the best !
2 weeks ago
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Belinda Tricker gave $50.00.
Have a blast Ladies !
1 week ago
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Fiona Mulcahy gave $100.00.
Hope the car has air con!! enjoy. Great cause....
1 week ago
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Geraldine Uys gave $100.00.
Good luck ladies!
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
From: Jakes & Marietta Jordaan What a worthy cause, good luck Marise & Susi. Love you Marise...Mum & Dad
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
From: Nerine Jordaan Good luck Marise, great cause. Lots of love
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
From cousin Kaylee Cousin Skylir & Kyden I dare you to make a donation. Love you Tannie Marise
1 week ago
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Gareth Debney gave $20.00.
Great fun & a great cause - I'm jealous! Best of luck Marise - I hope you make it :)
1 week ago
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Triona O' Donoghue gave $100.00.
Best of luck to you both. Go the Diamonds! Greg and Triona
1 week ago
Thank you Triona and Greg. Very generous. Hope to catch up soon
4 days ago
Thank you so very much for your support :-)
6 days ago
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MARDI JOHNSON gave $150.00.
Good luck, amazing what you are doing!!!
6 days ago
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Jason Smith gave $100.00.
Let's hope you have some good stories to retell from this weekends GF on your trip. Stay safe
5 days ago
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Annabelle Taggart gave $150.00.
Excited for you both - amazing adventure!
3 days ago
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Kathy Simpson gave $50.00.
Good luck and good on you both, great cause !
1 day ago
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Lindsay Beukes gave $100.00.
What a great adventure for such a great cause. You are an inspiration.
7 hours ago
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Letitia van der Walt gave $100.00.
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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.