After a long struggle with breast cancer my partner Lisa is a survivor which we could not have done without the support of the Cancer Council. Since Lisa was diagnosed just under 5 years ago we have been doing what we can to give back to the Cancer Council by rising and donating what we can. One event we have always been trying to get into is the Shitbox Rally and after nearly 5 years of being on the waiting list we are pleased to announce that we have been given the green light to participate in the 2019 Spring Shitbox Rally.
Shitbox Rally is a bi-annual event dedicated to raising much needed funds to support cancer research. By getting out and doing something unique, positive and proactive, it brings an element of fun and excitement to the formidable task of raising money to cure this heartbreaking disease.
Shitbox Rally is a challenge to drive cars worth $1,000 or less across Australia via some of its toughest roads to raise money for cancer research. This remarkable event has raised more than $15.7 million since the first rally in 2010. This year, all the teams are driving their Shitboxes from Melbourne to Townsville, via Birdsville over 3,614k's.
Part of the participation is that all teams must raise a minimum of $5,000 but we have gone above and our goal is $10,000 and we need your help to raise this money. All funds raised go directly to the Cancer Council 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 and a tax deduction or if you are a business you can sponsor our team directly which will see your business name printed and displayed on the car for the duration of the rally.
Please follow the link to donate anything you can as every bit helps.
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.