We were meant to rally in 2020, but along with many other opportunities, Covid stole that from us! Thankfully we have been able to transfer over to the 2021 Autumn rally, driving from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria.
We're rallying in honour of our dear friend H, whom we lost to cancer in 2019, she had a love of adventure and a cheeky sense of humour and we know she'll be rolling with us all the way.
As her brother in law recently wrote "H created communities, linked people to each other and its this legacy that is so well demonstrated by Meg and Michelle in this rally."
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.