We are driving from Mackay to Darwin in an absolute shitbox. Thats more than 3000 kms stuck in a car with each other for almost two weeks - remember we have to get our car to mackay to start the rally as well!
Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 11th year. 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 2020 Spring rally target set at over $2,000,000!.
It is very rare to find someone who has not been touched by cancer. Both of our mothers have each had breast cancer, and currently Claire’s dad is going through treatment for prostate cancer. Every cancer is different, and has to be treated differently. Some are slow acting, some are rapid growing and some have absolutely no symptoms until it’s too late. We are both extremely lucky that they are still with us today... so they can help us with fundraising too!.
The fundraising will be the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated. We will also be doing our best to document the journey as best we can - maybe throw in a few videos too!
We are planning a few events and get togethers to raise money, which we will keep you all informed about in the coming months.
Please make sure to follow our progress! I'm sure you are as keen as us to see how we go with all of this!
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, 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.