We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally in 2019. Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 9th year. My younger sister, Heather, has Stage 4 cancer herself and was my co-pilot on this insane adventure for three years. We have so far raised over $35,000 for cancer research and travelled 12,000 km together across various parts of outback Australia. We have seen first hand what funds raised do for those living with cancer, with Heather just passing 5 years since receiving a terminal diagnosis. We are committed to continuing to fundraise for this amazing cause, as it’s the only practical way we know to help others fighting their own similar battles, like our friend and 2018 buddy group team mate, Kristine Lawn who is kicking cancer's butt one day at a time, so lovingly supported by her sister, Janine Brightwell. 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.
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, on a 7 day drive across Australia 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.