Hi everyone. Justin and I are really pleased to officially announce that we're taking part in 2023 Summer Shitbox Rally for Cancer from Rockhampton in Queensland to Hobart in Tasmania.
We're doing the rally in memory of Justins mum Rita, our sister in-law Carolanns dad Andrew and my Dad Kevin all of who we recently lost to cancer and for Enid's dad Laurie who was diagnosed last year.
Our featured image is of my dad, and Justins father in-law, Kevin Tomes. It was taken a few weeks before he passed on 8 January 2022. As can be seen by the photo, he kept his wicked Tomes sense of humour right to the end.
There's just too many of us that have been impacted by, or knows someone who's been impacted by cancer. It's shitty and while it's not much, Justin and I feel as though we need to do this to raise money that will hopefully find a cure and save lives in the future.
Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 13th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2023 Summer rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.
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.
Thanks everyone for being part of not only our Shitbox Rally for Cancer adventure but for supporting us in anyway that you are able to.
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,500, over a 7 day across Australia endeavour 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.
More than $30 million over the past 12 years has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.