Braking Bad is a team made up of Tim Parker and my friend John Bruce Smith and we are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2021 Spring!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Mackay to Darwin.
This is our time to give something back to a great charity cause, the Cancer Council, an organisation that I found incredibly helpful and supporting last year when I was diagnosed with Lymphoma.
Whilst I have made a great recovery, other have not been so lucky so our team effort will not only be to support this great cause but also in memory of some great friends, James Page, Tine Harris and Paul Grennan who have passed earlier than they should of done due to cancer.
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 $8,888 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2021 Spring rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.
These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity and honouring the memory of James, Tine and Paul. 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.
Over $26 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.