Goal $7,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2021 spring
$8,240
Raised
118%
Our Story …

Mike and Tayler's ShitBox Rally

At the start of 2020, life took an unexpected turn for us. After being diagnosed with Testicular Cancer, I underwent surgery within 48hrs of diagnosis. March and April 2020 was a tirade of Chemotherapy and doctors appointments.

I have been grateful the whole way through this chapter of my life. Grateful for the care I receive daily, and for the continuous research and advancements in medicine to help myself and others.

In the wake of this, my partner and I have chosen to focus on raising awareness and money for the Cancer Council, with our main focus being the Spring Shitbox Rally 2022.

COVID played its part, with the rally being postponed multiple times throughout 2020 and 2021. Now we are finally going to be able to run our course this March 2022, and cannot be more excited - Driving from Hay to Adelaide.

Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 11th year. Our Goal is to fundraise $7000, so every little bit helps, which then goes towards the larger cause.

These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity. 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.

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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.

raised: $2,104,934
target: $2,500,000
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2 years ago
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Leigh Sack gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday 👊
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Lisa Clutterham gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike 😊❤️
2 years ago
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Dan Foenander gave $50.00.
Get well soon Mike, we are all here for you and you are a bloody superstar for being so positive, not just now, but in all aspects of life. True inspiration mate.
2 years ago
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Troy Nelles gave $50.00.
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Ben Lovell gave $50.00.
Good luck bud break a leg!
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Brett Murphy gave $50.00.
Happy birthday Mike 👊🏼
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Ben Reanna Nelles gave $50.00.
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Hillary Dinning gave $30.00.
Kick that cancer’s butt!
2 years ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Happy birthday Mike !
2 years ago
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Tamsin Woods gave $60.00.
Love ya Mike! Very courageous and amazing spirit!
2 years ago
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Emma Godfrey gave $200.00.
Happy birthday mike x
2 years ago
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Chris Egan gave $100.00.
Dear Michael. Your willingness to share your story is admired. Go well, know you are loved and we are with you as you battle this sticky situation.Lots of love from Chris and David.
2 years ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
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Gemma Munro gave $50.00.
Happy birthday, lovely Mike! We’re all thinking of you loads and missing your smile. Gemma xx
2 years ago
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Andrea Atkins gave $50.00.
Happy birthday to you, my favourite trainer... Who also happens to be a pretty fabulous person too! x
2 years ago
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Alison Kumar gave $25.00.
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Diane Waniarcha gave $100.00.
Stay strong and positive, enjoy your birthday and just keep smiling. We are happy with you joining our family and wish you a speedy recovery xxx🎂🍷🎁🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍these are from Tayler xxx
2 years ago
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Kate Gillings gave $10.00.
Sending positive thoughts & love your way, well done for sharing your story and doing such an incredible thing raising awareness and funds.
2 years ago
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Data Vision Australia gave $100.00.
Way to go Mike, wishing you all the best and a Speedy recovery
2 years ago
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Antonella Rodriguez gave $20.00.
Happy birthday Mike :D
2 years ago
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Mary Farrington gave $100.00.
Not a great way to spend this birthday . Best wishes for a speedy recovery and love to you and Tayler
2 years ago
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Corrina Barratt gave $10.00.
Happy birthday Mike! I’m so sorry to hear you are going through such an awful thing, but if anyone can kick it’s ass...you can! All the best!
2 years ago
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Jenny Veltkamp gave $10.00.
Happy Birthday Mike!
2 years ago
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Dinusha Perera gave $20.00.
Love and Hugs xx
2 years ago
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Leanne Stewart gave $50.00.
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Melissa Turner gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mr Michael Nelles -sending much love well wishes for your health and happiness on your Birthday and for the year to come. Love from one of your oldest friends, Mel Cunnington x
2 years ago
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Olivia Gowans gave $20.00.
Lucky you’ve got TayTay by your side! Happy Birthday!
2 years ago
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Irene Horne gave $50.00.
Wishing you all the best on your recovery and your fundraising goal. Irene and Marc (Friends of the Waniarchia Family xx)
2 years ago
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Ian Nicholls gave $100.00.
Hi Mike all the best for your birthday. Keep strong & see you soon. Probably a few burpees to do when you get back. Ian & Nicki
2 years ago
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Skyy Anderson gave $50.00.
Happy birthday Big M, this is a fantastic thing that you're doing, very proud of how you are taking this all in your usual positive stride. We're all missing you at the gym and hope to see you soon maybe minus a bit of hair :D xx
2 years ago
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Sue Raves gave $20.00.
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Narelle Downes gave $50.00.
2 years ago
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Michelle Bament gave $250.00.
Mike, your capacity to work for a cause when you’re going through this yourself is amazing! Proud to know you. Happy, happy birthday xx
2 years ago
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Mick Moloney gave $50.00.
Happy birthday mate. Will be seeing you back for a Beer at the club in no time. 🔵⚪️💪
2 years ago
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Hariklia Pontikinas gave $20.00.
Happy Birthday Mike!!! With love from Hari and Ben xx
2 years ago
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Kate Chard gave $25.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! Stay strong 💪🏽😊 wish you all the best!
2 years ago
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Rose Chard gave $20.00.
Happy Birthday Mike!
2 years ago
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Tina Brennan gave $10.00.
Be brave and think very positively . Sorry its not much $ i ran up my cc on my holiday recently. Happy birthday buddy x
2 years ago
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Tom Cullen gave $20.00.
Happy birthday mate. Keep going strong 💪🏽
2 years ago
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Bruce Pyke gave $25.00.
Happy Birthday Mike, I wish you all the best in kicking cancers butt and in raising money for a great cause. Keep strong, Bruce
2 years ago
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Tamara Turnbull gave $100.00.
Happy Birthday Mike!
2 years ago
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Julian Stevens gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike, so sorry to hear your news. I know that you will kick this and move on. Take care and enjoy the rally!
2 years ago
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Paul Glover gave $20.00.
Always thinkin of others. Happy Birthday Mike
2 years ago
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Andrea Karas gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! All the best, Lauren's mum x
2 years ago
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Darcie Jongerius gave $50.00.
Wishing you all the best Mike. Stay strong and positive, look forward to seeing you back in the studio!
2 years ago
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Karina Williams gave $20.00.
Happy birthday 🥳
2 years ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! Don't tell any of the other participants I donated to your team ;P L xx
2 years ago
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Emily O’Brien gave $20.00.
Wishing you all the best and sending you all the good vibes Mike! You’re an absolute legend and battling this like a champ X
2 years ago
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Steph Jenkin gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike x
2 years ago
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Karli and Andrew Dean gave $500.00.
2 years ago
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Donna Mooney gave $100.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! Wishing you all the best, stay strong, you will beat this!! We look forward to seeing you back at the studio soon. Matt and Donna Mooney x
2 years ago
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Tracy Martin gave $50.00.
Love to you Mike! Tom and Tracy xx
2 years ago
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Edwina Sangster gave $30.00.
Happpppppy birthday Mike and good on you! Can’t wait to have you back in the gym- Henry also for the squid adventures! Take care - Henry and Edwina x
2 years ago
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Tam Chambers gave $20.00.
Happy Birthday Mikey! You’re a champ, keep up the good fight! X
2 years ago
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Lachlan Brodie gave $100.00.
Happy birthday mate wishing you all the best. If you need any help with the Darwin leg of your trip you’ve got plenty of support up here!!
2 years ago
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Nicholas Egan gave $10.00.
Happy Birthday Michael. Good luck and remember that we are all thinking of you. From Nic Egan
2 years ago
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Nicolas Todd gave $100.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! Cancer is part of our life too so we are more than happy to donate to a great cause! Casey and Nick
2 years ago
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Karen Bruce gave $50.00.
Emma and I sending our love 💕 to you. I’m sorry to hear your going through such a terrible time xx happy birthday 🥳
2 years ago
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Tori Workman gave $50.00.
Wishing you a speedy recovery Mike, and a wonderful birthday!
2 years ago
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Samantha Wyatt gave $20.00.
Happy Birthday Mike!
2 years ago
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Greg Pill gave $20.00.
Wishing you all the very best. Love Kate & Greg xo
2 years ago
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Jessica Agus gave $20.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! Awesome work, miss seeing your cheery face at F45. Myself and Hannah are thinking of you & wish you a speedy recovery! ♥️
2 years ago
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Chonet Humphreys gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! All the best x Chonet & Glynn
2 years ago
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Jane Kilgariff gave $50.00.
You are amazing Mike! You are an inspiration and wonderful human being! Jane K x
2 years ago
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Tami Stolarski gave $5.00.
Smash the shit out of this Mike! I admire your strength and courage. You’ve got this! (Sorry it’s only a small amount!) Happy birthday by the way!!!!! 🎂
2 years ago
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Brendon Ward gave $50.00.
All the best Mike! Shit news!
2 years ago
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Clo Mudrik gave $20.00.
Mike is a great trainer and I hope he will be healthy and yelling at us at the F45 session!
2 years ago
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Susie Migliorisi gave $20.00.
Wishing you all the best Mike. Happy birthday for tomorrow!
2 years ago
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Katherine Burton gave $1,000.00.
Hi Mike - wishing you a great birthday and year ahead. Thinking of you during this challenging time - you’ve got this!! You are an inspiration to so many and we wish you a speedy recovery. Miss you! Kay and Julian Burton xx
2 years ago
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Sally A gave $25.00.
Happy birthday and best wishes Mike
2 years ago
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Danielle Holland gave $25.00.
All the best for a good recovery Mike.
2 years ago
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Jackie Burman gave $20.00.
You are a star Mike. My family and I wish you well. Jackie
2 years ago
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Elizabeth Johns gave $50.00.
Keep up the positive attitude !
2 years ago
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Brian & Deb Nelles gave $500.00.
Have a great time on the rally!
2 years ago
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Danni Hansen gave $50.00.
Keep fighting and we will see you soon for a Cockle diver ale!!! Krud and Dan x
2 years ago
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Leah Draper gave $100.00.
Love this 💜 So proud of your attitude! You are an inspiration to others Mike.
2 years ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Kick this cancer in the nuts (sorry - nut!!) Keep relying on your family and friends for support - especially for your head. You’re a very valuable person in my life - stay strong
1 year ago
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Scarlet Waniarcha gave $170.00.
From the Immanuel college staff
2 months ago
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Hariklia Pontikinas gave $50.00.
We are so proud of your positivity Mike!! Go get ‘em tiger!! Love Hari and Ben xx
2 months ago
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Laura Smith gave $50.00.
Amazing work for a great cause! Good luck!
2 months ago
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Gregory Pill gave $50.00.
All the very best, wishing you a trouble free adventure. Lots of love Kate & Greg xoxo
2 months ago
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Rachel Mynott gave $25.00.
An inspiring story and a great cause, good on you for raising funds!
2 months ago
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Nicky Orchard gave $50.00.
All the best Mike and family. Very inspirational story fir a great cause.
2 months ago
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Cat & Wayne Blaikie gave $200.00.
Go get em’ Mike & Tayler…and have fun!
2 months ago
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Emma Haverhoek gave $100.00.
2 months ago
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Cassandra Meuris-Palfrey gave $25.00.
GO MIKE! And I love your lil miracle baby and his mama bear!
2 months ago
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Carley Pinfield gave $20.00.
2 months ago
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Chelsea Bower gave $30.00.
For a great cause - All the best guys, looking forward to seeing how the shitbox goes!!
2 months ago
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Kay & Julian Burton gave $250.00.
Good luck Mike and Tayler (and Kiwi!) xx Great cause and great people xx
2 months ago
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Chonet Humphreys gave $100.00.
All the best guys xx Chonet & Glynn
1 month ago
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Steven Stewart gave $100.00.
Go Mike and Taylor, wishing you the best and hope the Camry holds up. Great cause!
1 month ago
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Em Moors gave $20.00.
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Martin Kimbet gave $100.00.
Have fun and well done on your journey
1 month ago
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Ella Lemke gave $50.00.
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Troy Nelles gave $50.00.
Good luck Tayler and Mike, great cause.
1 month ago
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Rose Chard gave $50.00.
Good luck and well done Mike!
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Renee Meier gave $20.00.
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Ashleigh Ward gave $50.00.
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Adele D’Angelo gave $30.00.
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
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Tamsin Woods gave $50.00.
Good luck Mike!!
1 month ago
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Kate Dawson gave $50.00.
Pics or it didn’t happen
1 month ago
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Jen Harris gave $50.00.
Good luck guys! I hope Mike’s mechanical skills are up to scratch!
1 month ago
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Gajin Kim gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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Evie Wiesner gave $30.00.
Amazing work guys such a great cause! Car looks amazing, can’t wait to see how she holds up :) x
1 month ago
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Katrina McLachlan gave $50.00.
Enjoy the trip and be safe x
1 month ago
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Gabrielle Fisher gave $50.00.
All the best Mike and Tayler! What a great thing you are doing. Look forward to the stories.
1 month ago
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Sarah Seery gave $40.00.
1 month ago
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Kirsty Bishop gave $200.00.
Awesome job Mike! Enjoy the drive. Kirsty
1 month ago
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Anthony Fantasia gave $50.00.
All the best for the trip Mike!
1 month ago
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Robert Dickie gave $100.00.
Best of luck! Rob & Susie
1 month ago
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Chris Tsamandanis gave $100.00.
Good luck Mike well done. Chris
1 month ago
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Lana Penglis gave $50.00.
All the best guys!
1 month ago
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Nicole Lamarca gave $50.00.
Hi Mike, the world needs more caring & inspirational people like you. Enjoy the rally & Goodluck!!!!
1 month ago
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Toula Mitris gave $100.00.
All the best Mike Great cause , we have all I’m sure been touched one way or another with this disease
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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.

In the past 12 years, over 29 million dollars 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.