After many attempts Andria and George have finally been accepted to take part in Shitbox Rally 2022 Spring!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Mackay to Darwin. We are an Aunty and Nephew team, who are ‘sick of cancer’ in its various forms and hope something good can come from it all.
Shitbox Rally is the largest community led fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 13th year. We decided to name our team ‘Rot Wheels’ after Hot Wheels, which has been a great analogy for us, “no matter how many times you smash, crash and tumble, you reset the track, put the car back on its wheels and keep on going.”
We need to raise a minimum of $5,000, which goes straight to Cancer Council Australia. As we increase our donations on the way to our minimum goal, we plan on updating the car with, go faster stripes and performance enhancing stickers! Slowly transforming our car into our very own life sized ‘Rot Wheels’ car.
We, like so many others, have both been deeply affected by the cancer stick! George has had testicular and thyroid cancer (now in remission, yay!!) and unfortunately his wife is currently undergoing treatment for bowel cancer. While Andria has had breast cancer and is also currently in remission (double yay!!).
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 social media.
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.
In the past 12 years, over 29 million dollars has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.