Shane: Jake and I first came across the Shitbox Rally around four years ago whilst we were both dealing with different scenarios directly related to cancer.
My mother was diagnosed with throat cancer in September 2015. This shocked me as I struggled to understand how this could have happened. My mother had never smoked a cigarette or drank alcohol. I guess it really hit home that it can happen to you when you least expect it. I saw how damaging this disease can be, impacting not only the inside of the family but also everyone on the outside looking in.
Jake: I’m taking part in the rally for 2 people. My dad- he was full of fun, life and adventure. He wanted to retire and explore this great country of ours. He would have loved to have joined us on this rally, getting his hands dirty and having a laugh… Bowel cancer took away a legend way too early. I’m also doing this for my aunty who has had her fair share of fights with cancer over the years.
Any spare change you have please donate to Team Red Tins and help us out in support of cancer research.
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 $20 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.