Goal $7,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$7,361
Raised
105%
Our Story …

We lost our father to prostate cancer in July 2018 at the age of 63. In September, Ethan also lost a good friend, Guyon Cates, to bowel cancer at the age of 56. Our grandfather, Max and Ethan's father-in-law, Ken, are survivors of prostate cancer. Ethan's mother-in-law, Rosalind, is a survivor of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. I bet most people wouldn’t have to think too hard to find someone close to them who has been affected by it. Different people deal with things in different ways: we are doing the Shitbox Rally in October 2019 that will see us drive a two-wheel-drive car worth no more than $1,000 for 3,614 kilometres along mostly dirt roads, through the Australian Outback, from Melbourne to Townsville to raise money for The Cancer Council. To make things more interesting, we are hoping to supply all our own fuel derived from waste vegetable oil. I hope you’ll follow us (figuratively speaking) on this journey and if you could spare a few dollars to support the cause, we’d be most appreciative. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thirddegreeburns2019 and Instagram @thirddegreeburns

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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.

raised: $2,361,398
target: $2,000,000
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1 year ago
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Kenny Munro gave $500.00.
Wish I was going with you but having an old car is a big enough handicap
1 year ago
Thanks Ken!
1 year ago
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Leanne Burns gave $500.00.
1 year ago
Thanks, Mum!
1 year ago
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Natalie Burns gave $200.00.
1 year ago
Thanks, Nat!
1 year ago
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Sarah Holland gave $50.00.
1 year ago
Thanks, Sarah - greatly appreciated!
1 year ago
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Connie Casey gave $50.00.
Good luck!
1 year ago
Thanks very much, Connie!
1 year ago
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The Barter Colemans gave $100.00.
Good luck! We can't wait to hear all about your adventure.
1 year ago
Thanks guys! Very generous of you!
1 year ago
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Eric Simon gave $500.00.
Sound like a great adventure and for a good cause I wish I could join you.
1 year ago
Thanks, Eric. Extremely generous of you.
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
My father has prostate cancer, but I have been lucky enough to have him till at least 83. Hope you find an W123 OM617 for the car as Ethan will know how to repair en-route. You can make a special tank to sit in place of the back seat to do the trip entirely on BD. I'll also fill you up on BD in Melb to get you started.
1 year ago
Thanks, Tim! Good point about the rear seat!
1 year ago
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Jack & Lou Allen gave $100.00.
Great idea and good luck. Save the burn outs to the end.
1 year ago
Thanks Jack & Lou! Excellent tip RE burnouts!
1 year ago
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Joy Williamson gave $50.00.
Good luck Boys! From Rocky supporter and friend of Leanne's
1 year ago
Thanks, Joy!
11 months ago
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Gareth Huxham gave $50.00.
Your car is running on old fryer oil?... you're going to have to eat a hell of a lot of deep fried chicken and chips to keep it going. Respect!
11 months ago
thanks mate - we will get munching
11 months ago
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Deborah Ponting gave $50.00.
Good luck. Stay safe. Deb Ponting
11 months ago
Thanks, Deb!
11 months ago
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Bruce Chalmers gave $50.00.
Hey you boys. Go for it. I do Relay for Life for the same reason. Only way to beat it is to give Cancer Council the money to fight back. Well done and good luck with the drive.
11 months ago
Thanks, Bruce!
11 months ago
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Doug Chalmers gave $100.00.
Should be great fun. Good luck. Doug and Lesley
11 months ago
Thanks a lot guys!
11 months ago
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Marisa Pizzica gave $200.00.
Hi Ethan, Go well, and thanks from Victoria Towers Marisa
11 months ago
Thanks Marisa & VT!
10 months ago
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WBS Tech gave $400.00.
9 months ago
Thanks for your generous donation!
9 months ago
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LOWA Lighting gave $1,000.00.
9 months ago
Thanks for your generous donation!
9 months ago
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Megan Chatterton gave $40.00.
Go well lads!
9 months ago
Thanks, Megan!
9 months ago
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Solar Analytics gave $390.00.
9 months ago
Thanks for your generous donation!
9 months ago
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Emma Hoy gave $50.00.
7 months ago
Thanks, Emma!
9 months ago
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Blair Joscelyne gave $100.00.
7 months ago
Thanks, mate!
8 months ago
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Sean Fleming gave $100.00.
Give it hell boys
7 months ago
Thanks, bloke.
8 months ago
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Mohammad Zarafshan gave $50.00.
7 months ago
Thanks mate - we'll be seeing you in Melbourne in October.
8 months ago
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Andy Ellis gave $40.00.
I'll be following your progress ol' mate. Make sure you post some photos along the way.
7 months ago
Thanks mate - veteran of 2 rallies - we'll channelling your winning energy.
8 months ago
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Shane Murray gave $300.00.
Great effort fellas! Good luck with the drive!
1 month ago
Thanks, Shane!
7 months ago
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Active Air Spares gave $500.00.
7 months ago
Thanks Active Air Spares Team - the one-stop-shop for all your filtration needs! Automotive or air-compressors!
3 months ago
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Matty & Mikarla Moren gave $100.00.
2 months ago
Thanks guys!
2 months ago
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Jessica Chalmers gave $50.00.
Good luck!
2 months ago
Thanks, Jes!
2 months ago
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The sponsor stickers are on and we'll be driving the car half of the 1,800 km to the starting line from Brisbane to Sydney on Thursday & Friday 22-23 October.

2 months ago
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Andrew Fleming gave $50.00.
Good luck Burn’s boys!
2 months ago
Thanks Andrew!
2 months ago
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Holley Jones gave $100.00.
Safe travels Ethan Burns.
1 month ago
Thanks, Holley!
2 months ago
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Reid MCnamara gave $100.00.
Sounds bloody challenging, hope ya make it!
2 months ago
Thanks, Reido!
2 months ago
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Charles Cattermole gave $20.00.
2 months ago
Thanks, Charles!
2 months ago
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Paul Fleming gave $100.00.
Love your work mate!
1 month ago
Thanks, Paul!
1 month ago
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Christine Byrne gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thank, Chris!
1 month ago
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Dani Delaney gave $100.00.
Good luck Ethan and team. Enjoy yourselves
1 month ago
Thanks, Dani!
1 month ago
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Dowd family Dowd gave $150.00.
1 month ago
Thanks guys!
1 month ago
Thanks guys!
1 month ago
Thanks guys!
1 month ago
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Rachel Curran gave $30.00.
Good luck Ethan!
1 month ago
Thanks, Rachel!
1 month ago
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Mel Lake gave $100.00.
with extra love from the Lake-Hooties. xx
3 weeks ago
Thanks, Mel!
1 month ago
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Steve Quilter gave $531.00.
That’s the beard gone mate! You better up the ante to keep the donations coming in. I don’t think a haircut will do it but a head shave might attract more donations. Well done on supporting a good cause. Enjoy yourselves
3 weeks ago
Thanks, mate - extremely generous
4 weeks ago
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Rebecca Wamsteker gave $100.00.
3 weeks ago
Thanks Bec - very generous!
4 weeks ago
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Ben McClatchie gave $50.00.
Keep up the great work gents - pity you aren't swinging by otherwise we could fill the biodiesel beast with fresh homegrown tuck. From the McClatchie's
3 weeks ago
Thanks, Big Shooter!
4 weeks ago
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PETER CHOMLEY gave $50.00.
Nathan, hope that Biodiesel does the job! Happy travels. rgds Peter
3 weeks ago
Thanks, Peter! We made it all the way on biodiesel with only 30 litres leftover.
4 weeks ago
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Paul Barker gave $50.00.
Good luck!
3 weeks ago
Thanks Paul. And well done England
4 weeks ago
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Jude Hawes gave $10.00.
Good luck, have fun, stay safe!
3 weeks ago
Thanks, Jude.
3 weeks ago
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Claire Collett gave $50.00.
Awesome work Ethan & co!
3 weeks ago
Thanks, Claire!
3 weeks ago
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Ngan Munro gave $50.00.
3 weeks ago
Thanks, Ngan!
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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.