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.
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.
In the past 12 years, over 29 million dollars has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.