Goal $7,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2021 spring
$7,913
Raised
113%
Our Story …

Tony and Ron are pumped to be taking part in the Spring 2021 Shitbox Rally, an epic fundraiser for the Cancer Council. This year we will be relying our trusty Tarago, Gus the Bus, to take us on incredible journey driving from Mackay to Darwin..........and its got to get us from Sydney to the start line in Mackay first ...... in all over 5100kms !

The Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and has raised over $20 million since its inception over 10 years ago. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but with your support we are hoping to raise that little bit extra and hit our target of $7000 ++.

Like most of us, we are all touched by cancer in some way and our journey is dedicated to Tony's parents Pat & Ginna and my Uncles Charlie & John and mate Chiz, all of whom we have lost to this wretched disease.

We are of course well prepared for the Rally !! ......... heaps of enthusiasm but no mechanical or rally experience whatsoever - so I am sure we will be in for some fun and pure adventure on the road to Darwin. Please join us on our journey as we will involve all our sponsors with regular progress updates and photos via this page and social media.

Also some lucky sponsors will "join us" along the way, so see our donation options.

We want to thank you in advance for your contributions so please don't wait and jump onto our "we give" page and make a donation. Lets make cancer a think of the past.

We really look forward to having you on our team.



Thanks Tony & Ron


ps ; make sure you watch the video, its classic and will inspire you to assist


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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.

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1 year ago
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alison aquilina gave $100.00.
What a partnership. What could possibly go wrong!!!!
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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"I do it all the time"
<p>After a "tough" negotiation with Nigel (Shitbox 2019 Finisher) we managed to secure our transport - "Gus the Bus" 1995 Toyota Tarago. Thanks Nigel </p>
1 year ago
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Christine Wainwright gave $100.00.
Have you made your will out yet?
1 year ago
Thanks Christine - you obviously have little confidence in our ability to "live off the land" and tackle any situation. We somehow made it back from Perth so a few mechanical breakdowns or even encountering the odd crocodile or two no problem !! The challenge is spending 9 days in the car with Tony ! p.s I will get to that will now #Thanks
1 year ago
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"I do it all the time"
<p>Another cold and windy day on the Coogee walk ..............where the whole idea of competing in the Shitbox came to fruition, along with solving many of the worlds problems ! </p>
1 year ago
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Tony Englert gave $650.00.
In loving memory of Tony's parents Pat & Ginna and Ron's Uncles Charlie & John and mate Chiz
4 months ago
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Sharon Easten gave $50.00.
Good luck Ron, living the dream 🤣. Sharon and Paul
4 months ago
Thanks Sharon & Paul we really appreciate it. Given our limited mechanical skills, I am not sure if it will be a "dream or disaster" ....but we will keep you all posted. Thx
4 months ago
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David Aquilina gave $500.00.
4 months ago
Thanks David...any tips on surviving the rally with Ron!!!
4 months ago
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Janis Nazario gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Janis , we really appreciate the support & look forward to seeing you at the car signing.
4 months ago
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Carlo Bellinato gave $500.00.
Tarago is a good choice - "it's as big as a whale and about to set sail..."
4 months ago
Carlo - thanks so much & we really do appreciate your support. ........ and yes, you are 100% right about our Tarago but I suspect the B-52s were slightly off in that it wont be "glitter on the highway" but rather "litter on the highway" as bits of the Tarago fall off as we go ............we will of course pick them up if they do ! #tidy.
4 months ago
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<p>THANK YOU THANK YOU </p><p>We are offering the first 4 people donating $250 or over the unique chance of travel with us-.via a "headshot" fixed on our passenger windows. Just think , its a story you can tell for years!</p><p>A big thankyou to our first 2 passengers - Carlo and David</p><p>2 SPOTS LEFT .......just to let you know that you can choose whoever you like to appear in the photo.,,,,a good b/day present , stich-up or ???</p>
4 months ago
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christina hammond gave $150.00.
4 months ago
Thank you so much Christina . You never know , you might win the raffle and be "travelling" with us. Plenty of good pictures will follow.
4 months ago
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Brigitte Woods gave $50.00.
4 months ago
Thanks Brigitte - we really appreciate your support and the help you have given us since the start of this epic journey.
4 months ago
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Nick Hubble gave $50.00.
Good luck Ron... crazy adventure
4 months ago
Thanks Nick and appreciate the support . Definitely crazy but should be fun and all for such a good cause.
4 months ago
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John Singleton Group gave $200.00.
Great concept! All the best - John Singleton Team
4 months ago
Thanks so much Rachel and David for supporting us and the cause. Just like a good project, we will focus on getting to the start line first which will be a challenge in itself being in Mackay!
4 months ago
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InteRisk Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
Best of luck Ron and Tony.
4 months ago
Thank you Wendy . Hearing your own personal experiences really reinforces why we are doing this rally. I know you are an "off road vehicle" fan so your tips are well received. Fortunately for us the Rally provides some good mechanics to assist people like Tony & I.
4 months ago
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Megan Simpson gave $100.00.
Have a great trip Ron - looking forward to seeing the photos!
4 months ago
Megan, always great to hear from you and thanks so much for the support . We will definitely keep you and all our sponsors up to date with photos of the trip. You never know - you may also win the raffle and be travelling with us and be part of the photos !!
4 months ago
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<p>A Real Look at What's Ahead !</p><p>Thanks all for your generosity. We came across this doco on the Shitbox Rally 2014 (thanks Anthony). It gives a real insight into what's ahead .........and may even inspire you to sign up one day ! Enjoy.</p><p></p><p>https://vimeo.com/293268665?fbclid=IwAR0YazdSHH8HwgyB6TXUJMLWqx5BmnMKbiHF9wmOWvledN6xHIMw6TRYAFY</p><p></p><p></p>
4 months ago
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Michael Anderson gave $100.00.
Good luck Ron all the best, great work! Cheers Mike
4 months ago
Hi Mike - great to hear from you and will look you up if passing up your way. Will probably need a tow!! Thanks for your support.
4 months ago
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Spiro Augoustinos gave $50.00.
Frock up and have fun
4 months ago
Hey Spiro - not sure about the frocks but should be great fun. Really appreciate your support
4 months ago
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xiaogang li gave $88.00.
Hi Ron, have a fun with your beautiful car!
4 months ago
HaHa I didn't realize you liked the car so much and will surely miss it when its gone. Thankyou for the lucky 88 donation.
4 months ago
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Tim Du gave $50.00.
4 months ago
Thanks Tim for the kind donation. We might be able to double up if we finally win the Lotto....still waiting, waiting ....!!
4 months ago
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Jenny Duursma gave $100.00.
Best wishes Ron
4 months ago
Hi Jenny - lovely to hear from you and thank you so much
3 months ago
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Annapurna Satyanarayana Mandalika gave $100.00.
All the best Ron!!!
3 months ago
Satya - thanks. We really appreciate the support and will keep you all updated on our progress .......or "breakdowns"
3 months ago
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Belinda Dowsett gave $100.00.
Great cause and well done, Belinda
3 months ago
Thank you so much Belinda . This is all being done for such a great cause....with a little fun on the way ! Speak soon
3 months ago
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Leanne Almond gave $300.00.
Have fun Ron doing something for a great cause !!! Xx Fr Mike Leanne Jackson Bonnie Eliza and Mack
3 months ago
A huge thankyou to all of the Almond clan , we really appreciate your support . Now for the big decision as to whose face will appear on the car & travel with us on this excellent adventure!!!!! . Thanks again
3 months ago
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Anthony Vipond gave $75.00.
Good luck - you might need it!
3 months ago
Thanks Tony & Anne for your kind donation which we really appreciate. I am sure Rothwell Cres will be "sad" to see the bus finally leave .....and not return haha !
3 months ago
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<p>ONE SPOT LEFT - we now have only one spot to fill on our car windows. Thanks to our passengers so far ; David, Carlo and the Almond family. Looking forward to you joining us on the trip!!</p>
3 months ago
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Tracy Lord gave $100.00.
Very worthy cause - best of luck! Seems you might need it! Tracy
3 months ago
Thanks Tracy , really appreciate your support . What could possibly go wrong !!!
3 months ago
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Andrew Gorey gave $300.00.
I'm donating for Alan, Coralie and Doug who we've lost recently, and to Frank who is still fighting. Good on ya Ron.
3 months ago
Thanks so much Andy and we look forward to you signing your dedication on the car prior to our departure. For your $250+donation you also managed to secure the final "face" on the car so - let us know who will travel !
3 months ago
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Warwick McInnes gave $100.00.
Well done guys. Yes it is close to home for most of us.
3 months ago
Thanks Warwick . you being an old hand at these rallies we will certainly be looking for some tips from you.
3 months ago
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Kathryn BUNN gave $100.00.
Best of luck Ron and don't forget the WD40 you'll need it out there...! Kathryn
3 months ago
Kathryn , we really appreciate your support . Great tip on the WD40 but i think we will need more than that !
3 months ago
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Mark Coyte gave $50.00.
Good luck Ron !! Looks like lots of fun and for a great cause
3 months ago
Thanks Mark , we really appreciate the support & we will be keeping you all posted on our travels
3 months ago
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Nick Tsitovitch gave $350.00.
Gentlemen, Best of luck, well done on your upcoming efforts for such a great charity and I suspect you will be doing this again in future !! Nick T
3 months ago
Thanks so much for your donation Nick we really appreciate it. Yep the rally is for such a good cause & should be a good laugh but the car will not return......we are donating it to the Cancer Council after the event and they auction them off after - should raise big bucks for the tarago ...haha!
3 months ago
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<p>OUR WINDOW PASSENGER SPACES ARE ALL GONE - congrats Andy you just got in for the last spot . Nick T you are first reserve.</p><p>The support to date has been fantastic so Thankyou everyone</p>
3 months ago
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Mark Dawbney gave $100.00.
Good luck Ron, will be a great time. Dawbs
3 months ago
Thanks for your support Dawbs. The rally should be a good laugh .....not sure about sleeping on the dirt!
3 months ago
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Sarah Waters gave $50.00.
Go Ronnie & co!! Good on you guys! Love it. Sarah & Ben Waters
3 months ago
Thanks Sarah for your support - good cause , good fun Hope we make it!
3 months ago
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Peter Alevizos gave $50.00.
Nice one Ron and team!!
3 months ago
Thanks so much Pete - you will have to have a crack at the rally one year.
3 months ago
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Nhan Do gave $50.00.
Hi Ron, Hope you have a fantastic trip for this great cause!
3 months ago
Thanks for the support Nhan - hope I am a bit better at this than I am with the IT !!
3 months ago
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Martin Wilder gave $50.00.
Don't forget the croc repellent!
3 months ago
Marty - thanks for your support and advice . Reckon the crocs will run when they see 150 crazy cars & drivers coming their way .
3 months ago
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Mary Aquilina gave $200.00.
Love what you are both doing for such a worthy cause. We wish you safe travels, good luck & great fun and we look forward to checking in on your adventure for a laugh or two (more likely many laughs). Siss Zac & Miki
3 months ago
Mary, Zac & Miki - thanks for supporting us on this epic journey. No doubt with Tony and I at the wheel, there should be some interesting and funny moments which we will share with you all. We will start with a photo at the start line.........and with our car, the rest is a bonus!
3 months ago
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Lucy Windeyer gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Lucy & David , thank you so much for your kind donation. Maybe we can convince Kate & Marnie to also do a shitbox rally one year !
3 months ago
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Robert Aquilina gave $200.00.
Best of luck guys and remember you can always Youtube any problem your faced with [if you can get reception] safe travels and keep on truck'n Rob,Michelle,Jordan & Tallis
3 months ago
Thanks Aquafour for supporting us on this epic journey. Not sure if Youtube can help with my biggest problem.....how to put up with Tony for 7 days locked in the same car !! Thanks Bro.
3 months ago
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Rena Whiteman gave $50.00.
Good on you both, Ron and Tony. Drive safe!
3 months ago
Hi Rena , so good to hear from you and thanks so much for supporting us. Not sure how the car is going to go so it should be an interesting & fun experience .
3 months ago
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Michael Whiteman gave $100.00.
To Ron and Tony, Wishing you both the very best for the adventure and amazing landscapes that await. Well done for raising money for a great cause. John, Jo and Mike Whiteman
3 months ago
Hi John , Jo and Michael - big thanks for supporting us & we will definitely keep you all updated with photos from our journey. Probably be a lot of shots of us trying to fix the car!! One thing for sure.....we will definitely go a lot better than the Canberra Raiders have gone this year.
3 months ago
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edward van der pol gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Edward , thanks very much for your kind donation . We really appreciate it
3 months ago
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Jordan Aquilina gave $30.00.
All the best guys !! Doing it for a great cause 👊🏽
3 months ago
Hey Jordo - thanks for your support and getting involved . Should be a lot of fund and yes it is so for a great cause.
3 months ago
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Robert Nievergelt gave $20.00.
Onya Ron and Tony, good cause, good luck!
3 months ago
Rob, thanks so much for your support. Yes I think luck will be a huge factor into our journey but we are confident !
3 months ago
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Pascal & Davina Julliard gave $250.00.
All the best Ron & Tony. Will miss seeing the ‘shitbox’ across the road, and all the times we’ve caught the kids boasting about having a car on our street with the word s-h-I-t written on it 😆
3 months ago
Thanks Davina & Pascal for your support which is greatly appreciated. Seems to me the kids will now have real "cred" at school as they will now be able to boast that they have their actual faces on the car in the street that has the words s-h-i-t written on it !!
3 months ago
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Lynne Hughes gave $100.00.
Ronnie, best of luck to you and Tony. Come back safely with Gus the Bus!!
3 months ago
Lynne , thanks so much for your support we really appreciate it.........and also your confidence in Gus the Bus making the journey ! We will keep you updated with pics of the journey.
3 months ago
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Rina Aquilina gave $200.00.
Tony & Ron , I am very proud of you both as this is for such a good cause . Not sure if your shitbox will make it all the way
3 months ago
Thanks Mum, Tony and I can always rely on your support . Tony has asked if you could please make a big batch of those maltese almond biscuits for the journey ?
3 months ago
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Blackett Maguire + Goldsmith gave $250.00.
Good luck Ron - what an amazing trip and a worthy cause, although can it be more challenging than Eels Place? Have a safe trip.
3 months ago
Dave , whereas the Shitbox looks like a real challenge I doubt if it will surpass the challenges we have faced on that "little" Eels Place development. Thanks and really appreciate for you kind donation which is going to such a great cause
3 months ago
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Jackie Bestek gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Jackie , thanks for your support. Definitely wont be any "glamping" on this trip ! Will keep you all updated with photos of the journey
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good Luck mate, great cause! c
3 months ago
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Leanne stathakis gave $50.00.
Good luck on your travels to raise money for cancer, a disease that brings so much heartache to so many.
3 months ago
Thanks for your support Leanne & Nick. There are just so many people that are affected, so its great that events such as this bring awareness and raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council....all in a positive way.
3 months ago
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Paul Maher gave $100.00.
Enjoy the rally guys - you’re going to have a hoot! Great cause. Gunter
3 months ago
Gunter , thanks for your support and the words of encouragement. Yes it should be a laugh ......probably compounded by our total lack of any mechanical skills.
3 months ago
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<p></p><p>Rally Dress Up Announcement from Organisers</p><p></p><p>"80's Australian!</p><p></p><p>Think big hair and bright colours, leg warmers, denim on demin, scrunchies, Crocodile Dundee, BMX Bandits, Scott and Charlene from Neighbours, Collette's fluorescent lycra shorts, Molly Meldrum, Hey Hey It's Saturday and Alan Border.</p><p></p><p>You get the picture. We can't wait to see what you come up with!"</p>
2 months ago
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Kara Caruana gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Thanks Kara for your kind donation . Yes i suspect a "little bit" of fun in store & will be sure to post plenty of photos to keep you updated on progress.......or breakdowns!
2 months ago
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John Duniam gave $50.00.
Hi Ron, all the best for the rally. It looks like it will be so much fun as well as for a good cause. Kind regards, John Duniam.
1 month ago
John - just wanted to say thanks for the kind donation . Will be a lot of fun when we eventually go which is the challenge. Thanks again
2 months ago
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Joe Zannino gave $50.00.
Ron and Tony, This sounds like an amazing experience. Have a great time - I don't think you'll have to try too hard!!. And it's for such a worthwhile cause. I just love the enthusiasm that spills from this. I look forward to hearing about some of your adventures. I'm sure there will be many. Regards Joe
1 month ago
Thanks Joe , we really appreciate the support . The Rally has over 200 cars in it and a few laughs and a lot of fun are certainly on the agenda whilst we continue to raise money for the Cancer Council. Will keep you updated on progress. Thanks again
2 months ago
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Amanda Hannaford gave $100.00.
Good luck Ron. It’s for a terrific cause. Amanda @Restore
1 month ago
Hi Amanada and thank you . It certainly is for a great cause and one which we need to keep front mind given it affects so many of us . Raising money for a great cause and having fun along the way ......take that any day! Thanks again
2 months ago
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Steven Raynor gave $100.00.
Good luck Ron. We hope you can get it done safely this year
1 month ago
Hi Steve/Liz - thanks so much for your kind donation . I am sure you will miss the bus when it leaves Rothwell Crescent !!!. Thanks again and we will keep you updated on progress .
1 month ago
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Noxon Giffen gave $200.00.
Best of luck with the search for the ‘new’ car.
1 month ago
Hi Darren , just wanted to say thanks and we really appreciate your support . We will keep you updated on our "journey" and hunt for a new car. Thanks again
1 month ago
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ADCO gave $500.00.
Good luck with the trip fellas. Hopefully, you can hit the road sooner rather than later.
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The Impact, Outcomes & Charity

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:

  • A research study to develop a vaccine that protects against lymphoma cancers.
  • A research trial to standardise international guidelines on melanoma removal.
  • A research grant to revolutionise the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.