Get ready to meet Jimmy Perry and Kurt Towers, the blackfulla duo on a mission to conquer cancer with a touch of humor! These two incredible individuals are gearing up for the wild and wacky Shitbox Rally, where they'll be putting their driving skills to the test in remote Australia, all in the name of raising funds for the Cancer Council.
Jimmy Perry, the proud Ngarrindjeri and scary looking man with a heart as big as the Outback, has been working in Aboriginal Health for nearly three decades. With his infectious laughter and quick wit, he's known for bringing smiles to everyone's faces, even in the toughest of times. When it comes to fighting cancer, Jimmy is ready to drive circles around it and show it who's boss!
And then there's Kurt Towers, the proud Wiradjurru Man who's been in the Aboriginal Health game for over 20 years. With his sometimes overwhelming energy, and knack for cracking jokes and making people double over in laughter, Kurt is the life of the party. But don't let his playful nature fool you – he's as serious as can be when it comes to kicking cancer to the curb!
Together, Jimmy and Kurt are a force to be reckoned with. They've seen too many of their people affected by cancer, including their beloved elders. But instead of letting it get them down, they're using their humor and camaraderie to rally support and make a real difference. These two are ready to rev their engines, crack jokes, and raise funds to give cancer a run for its money!
Join Jimmy Perry and Kurt Towers on their extraordinary journey, as they navigate the rugged terrain of the Shitbox Rally, armed with their ancestral strength and an unyielding determination to bring lasting change. Together, we can create a world where cancer is no longer a heartbreaking reality for our First Nations people—a world where health, healing, and cultural vitality thrive.
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,500, 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.
$41 million over the past 13 years has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.