In April 2019, we sadly lost our beloved Mum to cancer... but it's not just our special Mum. Cancer has also impacted the lives of many other of our friends and family. This year, we (Fiona and Phil) together with our fund-raising crew (Ed and Greg), plan to turn these sad events into something meaningful by taking part in The Shitbox Rally. The Shitbox Rally is the largest community led fundraiser for the Cancer Council and is now in its 12th year. Founded in 2009, Box Rallies has raised an incredible $23 million for cancer research. Together with 250 other teams, we will drive approximately 3800 km's from Mackay to Darwin in a shitbox. Participation requires all teams to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this amount, with 100% of these funds going to the Cancer Council. We are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity. In challenging times, fundraising is the hardest part so all donations are greatly appreciated. Help us to become one of the teams whose fundraising efforts go well above the expectation! Thank you for helping us to reach our goal. We have been humbled by people's generosity and all the different ways in which we’ve been supported. Wish us luck, Phil, Fiona, Ed and Greg.
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 $24 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.