Goal $6,500
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024
$7,610
Raised
117%
Our Story …

Once again we are heading off on a Shitbox adventure, our third this time, driving from Adelaide to Perth via Uluru. We know how to get from Adelaide to Uluru, but no idea after that. From what we remember from our school geography, it’s all desert!!

This rally will allow us to match our earlier “Bottom- to-the- Top” run with the chance to try a “Coast-to- Coast” east-to-west dash, leaving from Sydney and finishing in Perth in the same wonderful Shitbox.

Apart from the fun and meeting up with other crazies on the rally, we also want to help raise funds for the Cancer Council to allow them to provide vital funds for research into Cancer. The Shitbox Rally is the largest Community lead fundraiser for the Council. Now in its 14th year it has raised over $40,000,000. The target for the Autumn 2024 Rally is set at over $2,000,000.

Our target is to contribute at least $5,000 to that goal. We greatly appreciate any contribution you can make to help reach those targets.

You can 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 $1,500, 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.

raised: $3,008,564
target: $2,000,000
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6 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
All the very best for another successful trip. Hoping you succeed in your "Coast-to-Coast" dash!!
6 months ago
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Robert Phillips gave $200.00.
Hope the "Last Hurrah" is a great one. All the best. Rob and Penelope.
6 months ago
That was quick! Thanks once again for your generous support. It's not the first time that Jane has said 'This is the last one', however. Our continued participation is governed more so by our continuing ability to get a good night's sleep in a tent on the ground rather than driving ability and car capability.
6 months ago
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Elizabeth Porter gave $500.00.
Best of luck Jane and Derry, we trust the Corolla will manage another expedition. Liz & Leigh
6 months ago
Thanks Leigh and Liz, you have always been such generous supporters of our Shitbox runs. Given your vast experience Leigh, we'll use some time at Christmas to get tips from you as to how to drive across Australia. (Although we will be driving into the setting sun.)
6 months ago
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Sue Bailey gave $500.00.
Good luck Jane and Derry. Brian and Sue
6 months ago
Thanks so much Sue & Brian. You have been extremely generous. Thank you for your continued support and interest. We need to get a copy of your notes on 'How to Drive Across Australia'. Fortunately we will have a support team to help with our mishaps. Not sure how Premium NRMA membership would cover the Shitbox.
6 months ago
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Graham Boyd gave $150.00.
We reckon you're worth 3 cents per km east to west! Congratulations in advance on getting there. Jill & Graham.
6 months ago
That's a fair price, and a reasonable estimate of how far we will travel. Google Maps reckons we could drive it in 56 hours if we don't stop!. Thanks again for your continuing support of our Shitbox endeavours
6 months ago
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Fran Rein gave $50.00.
Best of Luck Jane & Derry from Fran & Celine Rein
6 months ago
Many thanks Fran & Celine for your donation and continued support of our Shitbox adventures.
6 months ago
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Rosemary Royer gave $50.00.
So brave?? So ??? however for a very worthy cause and we are behind you all the way!!
6 months ago
Hopefully more adventurous than brave. All good now but we'll probably think we're made after a few nights somewhere in the sand dunes!. Thanks to the two of you for continuing support. J & D
6 months ago
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Robyn Wheatley gave $50.00.
Good luck. Xx
6 months ago
Thanks Robyn, you've been such an encouraging supporter. We hope to have more stories we can tell you about later next year. Cheers, J & D
6 months ago
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Judy & Rob Hill gave $200.00.
Have a great trip Jane & Derry. It's a hard way to catch up with grandchildren!
5 months ago
Thanks so much for your wonderful support. Unfortunately we won't be using one of your homes as a staging point this time but we hope there will be some other family members there at the finish line. All the best, J & D
6 months ago
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Stewart and Lyn Bubb gave $100.00.
Have you fitted the cup-holders yet?
5 months ago
Cup-holders!! We think a much more profound question is will we be able to keep our coffee in our cup? Without some substantial work on the suspension we can't be sure. Thanks for your support. We think we may come back with a story or two. Cheers, J & D
6 months ago
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Margaret Fisher gave $50.00.
Another enviable adventure. You’re fantastic.
5 months ago
Margaret, how wonderful to hear from you, if only via currency. Jane has been the keen driver for this one. Once she knew it would finish in Perth she insisted we sign up. Your contribution has helped to ensure we should qualify to start. We look forward to being able to compare adventure notes with you before we've forgotten them all. Love J & D xo
6 months ago
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Cheryl Harris gave $100.00.
Well done Jane and Derry for participating in another Shitbox rally, hope you make it incident-free to Perth, Cheryl and Doug Harris
5 months ago
Doug & Cheryl, how wonderful to hear from you once again and thank you for your donation. We didn't realise that you are still choiring, Cheryl. Covid certainly mixed up so many things. We'll keep an eye out for you on our trip in case we bump into you once again in some remote outpost. Cheers, J & D
5 months ago
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william Sherrard gave $500.00.
Good luck on your adventure
5 months ago
Thank you once again Owen, for very generous support. You've been staunch supporter of all our trips. Hopefully together we can help to provide funds to those dedicated researchers who are working to make the outlook a lot better for many cancer sufferers. Cheers, Jane & Derry
5 months ago
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Peter Skinner gave $100.00.
Good luck. May the Shitbox run as smoothly as you would want. Stay away from large brown jumping things and listen to the little inner voice when you have one of two roads to travel. Pete and Sue
5 months ago
Pete & Sue, the Shitbox will never run as smoothly as we would want. We are having our fillings checked before we leave. Rather than the brown jumpy things, its the huge furry camel-ly things that worry us most. Thanks for your encouragement and support. We should have a story or two on our return. Cheers, Jane & Derry
5 months ago
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John Pearce gave $100.00.
Great work guys be safe
5 months ago
The only way to be truly safe in this event is to put the Shitbox out on the street with a 'For Sale' sign on it! Thank you both for your donation and continuing support. We'll add more to our life story when we sit next to you at the next Bowlo dinner after we return. Cheers, Jane & Derry
5 months ago
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Alan Hill gave $100.00.
Better you than me! When can we do it in an EV?
5 months ago
Thanks, Alan for you donation.With your sense of adventure, I'm sure the two of would find long days of battling along dusty corrugated roads highly appealing. You'll be able to do this in an EV once they drop sufficiently in price to Shitbox value. Cheers, Jane & Derry
5 months ago
Thanks, Alan for you donation.With your sense of adventure, I'm sure the two of would find long days of battling along dusty corrugated roads highly appealing. You'll be able to do this in an EV once they drop sufficiently in price to Shitbox value. Cheers, Jane & Derry
5 months ago
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Alison Tait gave $100.00.
Be safe
5 months ago
Be safe!?! Really?? There is only one way to be truly safe in all of this and that's to put the Shitbox out on the street with a For Sale sign on it. Nevertheless we appreciate the sentiment and will work hard to make it to the end.Thanks once again for your support and as we crest yet another sand dune we will take solace that at least we are not fighting bushfires or dealing with floods. You two also take care with what ever climatic peril that may come your way this summer. Love to you both, J&D
5 months ago
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Fran Rein gave $10.00.
For the Santa
5 months ago
Thank you from Santa
5 months ago
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Mark Hoare gave $200.00.
We wish you every success in the rally
5 months ago
Mark & Alison, thanks very much for your generous donation and enthusiastic support of our adventure.Cheers, Jane & Derry
5 months ago
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Ronald Lemke gave $100.00.
Great cause and have a great rally. Ron and Carmel
5 months ago
Thanks for your generosity, Ron & Carmel. We believe the money raised will support continuing cancer research which could help so many people. We may bring back some stories. Be ready. Cheers, Jane & Derry
5 months ago
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Michael Precious gave $30.00.
For the Santas
5 months ago
Thanks for your support. Cheers, The Shitboxers
5 months ago
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Steve Colquhoun gave $30.00.
For the Santas
5 months ago
Thanks for your support, Jo. Cheers, The Shitboxers
5 months ago
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Heini Mooser gave $30.00.
For the Santas
5 months ago
Thanks for your support, Heini. Merry Christmas, The Shitboxers
5 months ago
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Tony Carters gave $30.00.
For the Santas
5 months ago
Thanks for your support, Tony. Merry Christmas and good cheers. The Shitboxers
5 months ago
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Erika Rendath gave $30.00.
For the Santas
5 months ago
Thank you Lacey and Erika for your support. Merry Christmas and good cheer, The Shitboxers
5 months ago
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Jane Thomas gave $30.00.
For the Santas
5 months ago
Thank you Mana Jane for your support.
5 months ago
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Leonie McCulloch gave $30.00.
For the Santas
5 months ago
Many thanks for stopping to donate to our adventure. Merry Christmas from The Shitboxers
5 months ago
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Kate Roberts gave $60.00.
For the Santas
5 months ago
Many thanks for stopping to enthusiastically donate to our adventures. Merry Christmas from The Shitboxers
5 months ago
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David Thompson gave $60.00.
For the Santas
5 months ago
Thanks very much for coming back to buy some Santas. It helps us get closer to our target. Regards, Jane & Derry
5 months ago
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A & K Pollock gave $100.00.
Awesome car & cause! All the best for 2024.
5 months ago
Thanks Karen for your generosity. It's wonderful to have community support from people such as you. Feel free to take as many selfies with the car as you would like. Cheers, Jane & Derry
5 months ago
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Kerry Mould gave $50.00.
In awe of your energy and sense of adventure, Mr and Mrs King! Happy to support you both. Kerry and Rodney Mould
5 months ago
The Kings are thrilled. Thank you both very much for being long term supporters of our adventures. Love and kisses, The Shitboxers.
5 months ago
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John McClintock gave $50.00.
A wonderful activity. All the best for a highly successful trip, John McClintock
5 months ago
That was very generous and thoughtful of you you to give us a donation for our rally attempt today. All being well we can report back our success at a Probus meeting next year. Warmest regards, Jane & Derry
5 months ago
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Steve Palmer gave $250.00.
Ho Ho Ho,, good day Santa and Mrs Santa here's wishing you both a great time on the shitbox rally, hope all goes according to plan.
5 months ago
Hello Santa and Mrs S, thank you once again for your generous support of our adventures and to the Cancer Council. There is still much to discuss and advise upon before we leave. We look forward to your nautical input into our coast-to-coast trip over dry land. Cheers, for the Shitboxers
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $250.00.
3 months ago
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Peter Youll gave $100.00.
3 months ago
G'day Peter and Anne. I see your persistence with the web-page has paid off (for us). Thanks for your donation and continuing support and interest. Cheers, The Shitboxers
3 months ago
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JUDITH LOVE gave $200.00.
Congratulations, Jane & Derry. Have a wonderful rally.
3 months ago
G'day Judy, Thanks very much for your generous donation. It doesn't look like we'll be able to catch up on this rally. We did enjoy our time together at Seisia. Of course, you'll be even more jealous knowing we will have our own brush with fame moment on some dusty roads somewhere in outback Australia. Love, Jane & Derry.
3 months ago
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Ian Donaldson gave $50.00.
Good luck team. Uluṟu is the big rock in the middle of Aus and WA is the big state a bit further over. Hope you find Perth with the car you left in. Go well. 🚗
3 months ago
G'day Dono. Thanks for your donation and also your precise navigational instructions. We don't think we'll get lost however as all we have to do is drive west until we hit water and then decide if we have to turn left or right. We have great confidence in our mighty Shitbox. Cheers, Jane & Derry
3 months ago
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Tim Radford gave $100.00.
Jane and Derry, Suggest you drive backwards as that will help keep the sand out of your eyes. A great cause that all can appreciate. Well done. Tim and Gill Radford
3 months ago
Driving backwards! Now why haven't we thought of that?? Thanks to you both for your geneous donation. It puts our target in reach. Yay!!! Cheers, Jane & Derry
3 months ago
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Alan Yuille gave $200.00.
Have a great trip, and Derry, always obey instructions given by Jane. Alan
3 months ago
Alan, you've been very generous, but I'll take you to task about obeying Jane's instructions. She's the one who often tells me how quickly the Shitbox accelerates to 130kph and I have had to encourage her to slow down a little when we hit 160 in Central Australia! We hope for a mid-year catchup once we return. (We haven't worked out how we are doing that yet). Cheers, J & D
3 months ago
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Catherine Broady gave $250.00.
You are awesome !! We’ll be thinking of you. Stay safe.
3 months ago
Thank you Catherine for your very generous donation. This trip will, of course, put us a little behind in posting our Wordle and Phrazle results. We'll have to find someone with a Telstra account as our puny Vodaphone coverage doesn't cut the mustard. Love, Jane & Derry
3 months ago
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castle contracting gave $300.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Geoff once again for your very generous support. Sadly, it looks like we won't be visiting Darwin in the Shitbox - Covid ruined all of those chances, but wandering around in central WA is not a bad second best. And of course, Jane is very, very excited about taking the Shitbox to Perth. Looking forward to comparing driving notes with you in June. Cheers, Jane & Derry
3 months ago
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Tom McKibbin gave $50.00.
Wishing you all the best.
3 months ago
Thank you once again for your continuing support. Cheers, Jane & Derry
3 months ago
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Marion and Stuart Reid gave $50.00.
Good luck!
3 months ago
Thanks Marion and Stuart for supporting us once again and generously donating to Cancer Research. We shall carry your good luck with us from east to west.
3 months ago
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Peter Wagner gave $200.00.
3 months ago
Many thanks Margo and Peter for supporting us in our forthcoming challenge and for your generouos donation to Cancer Research. We will carry your support from the east coast to the west. Cheers, Jane and Derry
2 months ago
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Carmel Pendergast gave $50.00.
Hi Jane & Derry, Not long now! I'll be thinking of you. Cheers Carmel
2 months ago
Thanks Carmel for your generous donation to Cancer Research and we'll carry your support and encouragement from the East coast to the West.
2 months ago
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Malcolm Brown gave $100.00.
Good luck & great adventures, love Nolan, Samuel, Alice & Malcolm
2 months ago
Thanks Malcolm for your generous donation to Cancer Research. We'll carry your support and encouragement from the East coast to the West in our mighty Corolla.
2 months ago
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Graham Boyd gave $60.00.
99% can’t be tolerated.
2 months ago
Dear GB. Thank you so much for your intolerance. Cheers, J&D
2 months ago
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We Love Homewares Gifts Jewellery gave $200.00.
All the best Jane and Derry, have fun.
2 months ago
Chris & Larry, thanks very much for your generous donation. e do plan to have fun along the way and so must you on your most exciting trip. We are in envy of your travels. Cheers, J&D
2 months ago
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Roberta Chow gave $250.00.
Hi Jane and Derry, Fantastic that you're going back for more fun. Travelling with you in spirit. Good luck and love. Roberta and Ben
2 months ago
Roberta & Ben. Thanks so much for your very generous donation. We think we will have fun, but we can confirm this later next month. We'll add this to the agenda. All the best with packing away your life's work. See you at the next meeting. Cheers, Jane & Derry xoxo
2 months ago
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David Haggar gave $50.00.
Thanks for supporting cancer research, Regards, David
2 months ago
Thanks David for your donation plus the time you have freely given to make sure we don't die of carbon monoxide poisoning. We'll do our best to avoid anything that could dislodge the exhaust pipe. Regards, Derry
2 months ago
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chris thomas gave $200.00.
Best wishes Jane and Derry from all the members at Dural Men's Shed
2 months ago
G'day Chris. Thanks very much to you and all the Shed members for your generous sponsorship. The Shed stickers are now on the car. Special thanks must go to Peter Stuart who has been a fantastic help, willingly providing vital help and advice in many aspects of the Shitbox preparation. Ian Pearce has been outstanding in his help to produce numerous stickers that now adorn the car. Bruce Maxwell has risen to the occasion once or twice when a sense of doom had descended over my progress. The Harrises - Bill and Richard, have produced one or two 3D printed parts and Colin Heald and Ken Buckland have regularly criticised my painting techniques. Luke and Will from Galston High get a special mention for helping to work out all the things that needed fixing and happily went about fixing many of them. Plus the camaraderie of the blokes in the Top Shed has also been wonderful. If it hadn't been for Dural Men's Shed our upcoming rally experience would be a short one. Thanks from both Jane and I.
2 months ago
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Wayne Gorton gave $100.00.
It’s no Jo-King when cancer is concerned. Nosmo King helps, and so too does the money you guys raise for this worthy cause. Many thanks 🤩
2 months ago
Thank you both for supporting us and particularly for your generous donation to Cancer Research. Such an inspiring message we'll take with us from East to West. Fingers crossed that the roads will dry out before then.
2 months ago
Thank you both for supporting us and particularly for your generous donation to Cancer Research. Such an inspiring message we'll take with us from East to West. Fingers crossed that the roads will dry out before then.
1 month ago
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alan cowie gave $100.00.
eh? how does this work?
1 month ago
Thanks Alan. Yes, this does work. Your support will be carried from east to west, now along the Nullarbor as we've had a route change to avoid travelling underwater.
1 month ago
Thanks Alan. Yes, this does work. Your support will be carried from east to west, now along the Nullarbor as we've had a route change to avoid travelling underwater.
1 month ago
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Natasha Fenech gave $100.00.
Thanks for your help and advice. Good luck and enjoy the adventure. From Lunchbox Rally - Petal Power
1 month ago
Dear Petal Power. Many thanks for your surprise donation, you've just rounded us out to $7,000!! All the best for your Lunchbox derby rotating from Hay. Hay's a great Shitbox Town. We started from there in 2023 and had lunch there yesterday. We can recommend the Saltbush Motel as a good place to stay. Cheers, Jane & Derry Shitboxers
1 month ago
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Jane Thomas gave $10.00.
From Shirley & Max who came up us on the side of the road in Truro, SA to make a donation. There are some wonderful people.
1 month ago
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DAVID HILL gave $500.00.
Good on ya, you two!! Just get here safely.
3 weeks ago
Thanks, David for your extremely generous donation. We hope the money raised will help make our understanding of cancer so much better and make for many more successful outcomes such as yours. We did make it successfully and thanks so much for joining in at the finish. It was great to see familiar faces as we crossed the line. Time for our R&R as we contemplate our return trip. Love, Jane & Derry
1 month ago
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Fraser & Henley Thomas gave $100.00.
Congratulations on making another rally Gran & Granderry!!
3 weeks ago
Thank you Fraser & Henley for your donation and a special thanks for making such wonderful signs and coming to welcome us at the finish line. It was very special to us to see you both there. Lots of hugs and kisses from Gran & Granderry xoxo.
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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.

$46 million over the past 15 years 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.