We are excited to be a part of the Shitbox Rally for 2021.
This year, all the teams are driving their Shitboxes from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Megan has previously completed the challenge twice (2016 and 2017) and Laura is looking forward to joining the challenge for the first time!
Both of us have been impacted by cancer, and we are not alone - nearly everyone we know has either had a family member or friend who has been diagnosed and/or lost someone to cancer. Each story is individual and different but just as heartbreaking and it is the motivation for us both to raise funds to support a charity that can make a difference to so many people.
Megan sadly lost her mother to cancer, and then watched her younger sister battle ovarian cancer whilst in her 20's. Laura has had multiple family members and friends diagnosed with cancer and recently lost an uncle to prostate cancer.
Megan's inspirational friend introduced her to the Shitbox Rally and a way to support a cause that was so very close to home. Her friend has been battling cancer for many years and started treatments that were only in trial stages and not included on the PBS. Today, they are available and covered under the PBS and this is a great example of where funds raised may be able to help those who are fighting today.
This is why we hope you will support us and help us raise funds to continue research in the fight against cancer. Thank you in advance!
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.
Almost $24 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.