Goal $19,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2022
$14,825
Raised
78%
Our Story …

Hello beautiful people and thanks for sharing this amazing journey with us! For those who don't know, Luke and I (Carlos) have been close friends since meeting on a fateful day in 2003 at a Groove Armada concert in Clapham Common, London. Despite the many great times, holidays, business ventures and generally living the dream, something would change the vibe one morning in December 2014. Luke drove me to the appointment because I was feeling like crap, and that was the day my doctor told me I had cancer.

Nothing prepares you for that moment, but in my case, friends and family stepped up to rally (pardon the pun) around me. Fortunately my cancer was very treatable even though it was diagnosed at a pretty late stage. What followed was the most amazing 12 months of my life, I really mean it. I am one of the lucky ones having had access to excellent healthcare and a support structure that was so loving and caring. To this day I don't really know how I will ever repay that. The nursing and oncology staff that took care of me at El Camino Hospital in California. My colleagues at Aruba where I worked who took on my workload at the drop of a hat no questions asked. Friends and family from the local area and around the world that came to visit and look after me, take me to chemo, give me booster shots at home (eeeek!) and generally keeping my spirits up.

Then there was Luke. He was there when the shit really went down in the beginning, right through to where I am today.

So you might have worked out by now that the story has a happy ending. After much love, a radical lifestyle change, chemo and radio therapy I was well on my way to recovery and leading a normal life. With each year that passed, the tests were less frequent until one day in 2018 I was officially in remission. Woooohooooooo!

In addition to my story, I know Luke`s family have had their own experiences - as have many of you reading this. The more you speak to people, the more you realise how many of us have similar experiences and just how much we all have in common.

So now its time for us to give back and support such an amazing cause....and we need you! We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2022 Autumn!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Wollongong to Mackay.

Shitbox Rally is the largest community led fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 12th 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 2022 Autumn rally target set at $2,500,000.

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!

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Here's what I'm doing …

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.

raised: $2,213,563
target: $2,500,000
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9 months ago
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Andrew Pack gave $100.00.
Yo!! Great cause and Goodluck!!
8 months ago
Thanks Packy - our first donor!
9 months ago
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Hamish Manderson gave $200.00.
You cunts, wish I was doing this. Hope ya have great fun!!
8 months ago
Thanks Mush - get your application in for next year!
8 months ago
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<p>This is my friend Natalie and she is very nice</p>
8 months ago
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Marco & Shaz Rantanen gave $400.00.
Great job guys!!!
8 months ago
Thanks Marco - great to see you both :)
8 months ago
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Bellbuilt Projects gave $400.00.
8 months ago
Thanks Dave - great to see you, and looking forward to some golf :)
8 months ago
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Remax Property Centre gave $490.00.
8 months ago
Thanks mate - looking forward to repping Remax in the outback!
8 months ago
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Brendan Trapnell gave $270.00.
Giddy up gents!
8 months ago
Thanks mate - let's hope we run as well as Silk Tie :)
8 months ago
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Karim Yousfi gave $100.00.
Great work boys. I've got ideas for the paint job. Time to get excited!
8 months ago
Good stuff Chem - look forward to decorating the beast together - a 'Champagne' Astra is the leading contender at the moment!
6 months ago
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National Designer Sales Pty Ltd gave $890.00.
6 months ago
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Pillar Wealth Advisers gave $1,890.00.
5 months ago
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Andre Russ gave $50.00.
Get in lads!!!
5 months ago
Thanks Dre - much appreciated, and great to see you!
5 months ago
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Sinclair Hansen gave $200.00.
You down with 2CB (Yeah you know me) You down with 2CB (Yeah you know me) You down with 2CB (Yeah you know me) Who's down with 2CB (Every last homie)
5 months ago
Thanks for being down with 2CB homie :)
5 months ago
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Ozer Dondurmacioglu gave $100.00.
God speed gents!
5 months ago
teşekkür ederim! En iyisi sensin :)
5 months ago
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Ilan Guhasarkar gave $100.00.
What a drive!
5 months ago
Gratzi, Ilan :) :) :)
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Abe A gave $200.00.
4 months ago
Thanks Abe - Legend!
4 months ago
Thanks Abe - Legend!
4 months ago
Thanks Abe - Legend!
4 months ago
Thanks Abe - Legend!
4 months ago
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Greg Thomas gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Thanks for your support Greg!
4 months ago
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HC Consulting gave $200.00.
Nice job boys!!!
4 months ago
My Korean brother, muchas gracias amigo!!
4 months ago
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Robert FENSTERMACHER gave $200.00.
4 months ago
Thanks bigbird!!!!
4 months ago
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Marshka Kiera gave $200.00.
You better win or I want my money back. Love yous! F#@K cancer!
3 months ago
thanks Marshka, we will be kicking ass and taking names!!! F&%ck Cancer!!
4 months ago
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Lewis Frost gave $50.00.
Go hard boys, look out for mates of mine John Ogrady and Wal White
4 months ago
Thanks Cuz - you rock! Will def keep an eye out for John & Wal :)
4 months ago
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Adam Sayers gave $100.00.
Great cause guys! Glad to be able to support - all the best for the rally!
3 months ago
Thanks mate,appreciate the support!
3 months ago
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Brad & Jane Death gave $250.00.
All the best on your wild and wonderful adventure for such a great cause. We look forward to the updates on progress and hope the Golden Goose gets you over the finish line!!!
3 months ago
She is a beauty, thanks for supporting this crazy adventure. Promise to send her off with a bang :-)
3 months ago
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Neal Taylor gave $200.00.
Good luck guys, have fun and well done for supporting a great cause
3 months ago
Thanks Neal, very generous of you - and thanks for the time off! :) :) :)
3 months ago
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Werner Gundlach gave $200.00.
What a great cause, have a wonderful journey Werner and Maz
3 months ago
Thanks guys, really appreciate the support!
3 months ago
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John Brooks gave $200.00.
Good luck, avoid the kangas and flat tyres
3 months ago
Thanks John!!
3 months ago
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Tim Cappalli gave $250.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Tim, go Bruins!
3 months ago
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3 months ago
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James Tapp gave $200.00.
What could possibly go wrong… enjoy!
3 months ago
Nothing could possibly go wrong Tappy - haha :) Thanks for the donation mate!
3 months ago
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Matthew Noakes gave $200.00.
3 months ago
Cheers Ninja - will be a "No Fear" event :) :) Thanks for the support!
3 months ago
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Gus Moxon gave $200.00.
Enjoy Lads!!
3 months ago
Thanks Big Bus - we'll pump some Queen at some point on the drive, just for you :)
3 months ago
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Nicole Hofer gave $25.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Nicole, and hi to the family :)
3 months ago
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Louella Lush gave $200.00.
Awesome Guys! 👍
3 months ago
Thanks again Lou, appreciate the support!
3 months ago
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Adam Dawson gave $100.00.
Good luck boys
3 months ago
Thanks Dawso!!
3 months ago
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Connie Pack gave $200.00.
Enjoy the trip guys. You two are truly amazing!
3 months ago
Thanks Connie, vroom vroom!
3 months ago
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Darren Smith gave $100.00.
Good luck guys!
3 months ago
Thanks Dazza.
3 months ago
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Bernard Coady gave $500.00.
Good fellas!
3 months ago
Thanks Bernie, very generous of you! I can see you doing one of these rallies someday - not sure you'll be able to get yourself a Porsche for under $1000 though, maybe a beetle dressed up as one :) :) :)
3 months ago
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Maria Rosa Gomez gave $200.00.
Several members of my family have had cancer including my son Carlos, some have died and my son was lucky enough to beat it thanks to the treatments and the care that he received, Thanks you very much to your organisation that contribute to continue researching to get cures for cancers Maria Rosa (lucky mother)
3 months ago
Gracias mama, te quiero x
3 months ago
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Ari Sapriel gave $100.00.
If anyone can win a $5k car race for charity, its you fellas. Get at it! With Love, Ari & Maddy
3 months ago
Thanks so much you guys - really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you in LA soon!
3 months ago
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Richard Barbaria gave $100.00.
From Shey and Rich
3 months ago
See u cats soon, go giants!
3 months ago
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Cameron Tessier gave $200.00.
Enjoy boys. Extremely jealous!
3 months ago
Cheers CT, go whitecaps!
3 months ago
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Bea gomez gave $200.00.
Enjoy the trip Carlos and Luke! I tried to include in this message that photo of Javi that said 'eres my heroe' from when you finished your treatment... but you know that the technology gene was all taken up by you so i couldn't insert the photo! and I couldn't ask my normal IT consultant to assist! xxxx Bea, Geoff, Leo and Javier
3 months ago
Thanks family, posted that photo with Javi on the main blog!!
3 months ago
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Shawna Pharo gave $200.00.
Have a great trip! Can’t believe your last treatment was 7 years ago this month. F#@k cancer!
3 months ago
Will never forget all of those crazy booster shot sessions and all that you did to support. Despite the crappyness of the situation, we ended up having heaps of fun along the way :-)
3 months ago
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<p>I posted the photo for you Bea!! Was such an inspiration when going through chemo. Once I was better, we partied like it was 1999!</p>
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Go Brooksy and Carlos!
3 months ago
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Matt Sutherland gave $100.00.
You're nuts, but this is super awesome. Wish I could sit in the back seat for a leg or two just for the laughs. Go hard and enjoy!
3 months ago
Will record plenty of footage, cheers mate!
3 months ago
Thanks Matt, go Aruba!!
3 months ago
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Craig Dunstan gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thanks mate, awesome!!
3 months ago
Cheers mate, appreciate it. Go Aruba!
3 months ago
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Felicity Croshaw gave $200.00.
Good on ya for doing this! Looks like awesome fun for a great cause. My donation is especially for our lovely Aruba friend Anthony Andersen and for all other cancer patients past and present. x
3 months ago
Thanks Flick and yes a big shout out to our friend Anthony, love you mate x
3 months ago
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Brenda Cormack gave $50.00.
On behalf of Craig Dunstan :) Cancer Council is close to my heart. I captain a Relay for Life team in Adelaide Central relay. Keep up the good work.
3 months ago
Just doing the work mate, its a team effort, thanks for the donation
3 months ago
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Steve Isles gave $100.00.
Have a blast boys! :)
3 months ago
Cheers Steve!!
3 months ago
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Raphael Z gave $100.00.
Great cause guys.. Obviously very close to home, and very close to home to many of us! Good luck with the rally, looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back!
3 months ago
Thanks Raph, doing it for everyone
3 months ago
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Ian Cheng gave $200.00.
All the best. Catch you when you get back.
3 months ago
Thanks Cheng, we will play nreakbeat and think of u on the journey!
3 months ago
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Dean Waters gave $200.00.
Great cause. Looking forward to the rally updates.
3 months ago
Thanks Mud - appreciate the support! See you when we're back.
3 months ago
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Aryon Pty Ltd gave $500.00.
Enjoy the experience, hope the car makes it; great cause guys!
3 months ago
Dean, this is so generous of you and the team at Aryon! Thanks for your support and lunch on me when I am back. Go Aruba, Go Aryon!!!!
3 months ago
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Iain Twine gave $100.00.
Have fun gents.
3 months ago
Thanks Twine - great stuff!
3 months ago
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Chris Bailey gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Bails, legend!
3 months ago
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Tim Freeman gave $50.00.
Good onya Brooksy & Carlos
3 months ago
Thanks Tim - long time no see, let me know next time you're in Brissy!
3 months ago
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Cosmo Richards gave $200.00.
Have fun boys. 🤘
3 months ago
Thanks Cos, appreciate the support! Hopefully see you back in Aus sometime soon :)
3 months ago
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Frances Beckerleg gave $100.00.
Good luck. Try not to leave anyone at a petrol station.
3 months ago
Thanks for the support - but I make no promises :) :) :)
3 months ago
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Will Evans gave $100.00.
Great stuff lads, fantastic cause and what an adventure this will be. Cheers, Will
3 months ago
Cheers Will - thanks for the donation, much appreciated!
3 months ago
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Stephen Ferreira gave $200.00.
VAMOS!
3 months ago
Woah Stephen, thank you so much mate!!! Enjoy staying at your new place whilst we rough it in the outback!!
3 months ago
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Cahn Hewitt gave $100.00.
Well done guys! Have a blast.
3 months ago
Thanks Queasy - we'll have a beer for you :)
3 months ago
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Nicole Dowd gave $20.00.
Godspeed Carlos!
3 months ago
Thanks so much Nicole, enjoy maternity leave!!
3 months ago
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Ben Allen gave $50.00.
Nice one fellas! Safe travels and enjoy the ride.
3 months ago
Thanks mate! Catch you when we're back in town.
3 months ago
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Nick Harders gave $50.00.
Good luck Carlos and team!!!
3 months ago
Thanks Nick, hope Air Pass works out in the bush!
3 months ago
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Rachael Trapnell gave $50.00.
Kick the doors off it boys!!
3 months ago
Thanks Rach!
3 months ago
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Venu Metla gave $50.00.
Good luck Carlo and team. Great cause !!
3 months ago
Thanks so much Venu!!!!
3 months ago
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<p>Shitbox Update:</p><p>Day -1</p><p></p><p>Made it safe and sound to Wollongong, about to head off for final briefing before we start the rally proper tomorrow morning.</p><p></p><p>Caught up with some great friends along the way!</p><p>Matthew Sayer Cheree Haynes Marshka Kiera Matthew Trencher</p><p></p><p>and our fundraiser continues to grow, approaching $13k raised for Cancer Council Australia - thanks again to everyone who donated, especially Pillar Wealth, REMAX Property Centre and National Designer Sales!</p><p></p><p>Donations still open ;)</p>
3 months ago
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Jen Lofgren gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Gir!!! Will cone play with you again soon :-)
3 months ago
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Sarah Dare gave $200.00.
Love your work Scratch & Carlos!! We think you should bring the shit box to Melbourne?!
3 months ago
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Ian Campbell gave $100.00.
So good. Good luck guys
3 months ago
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Mick Crossman gave $50.00.
Bring it home Brooksy and Carlos!!
3 months ago
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Patrick Devlin gave $200.00.
Great Cause!
3 months ago
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Steve Wood gave $100.00.
Go carlos
3 months ago
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Draymond Green gave $150.00.
Go Warriors!
3 months ago
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Suzy Treece gave $100.00.
Great cause Carlos and happy to support the cause.
3 months ago
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Brett Ski gave $500.00.
3 months ago
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Jeffrey Goff gave $200.00.
go the shitbox!
3 months ago
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Mark Thornton gave $50.00.
Go CGG
3 months ago
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William Litchfield gave $50.00.
Looks like a awesome adventure for a good cause! Enjoy fellas! Cheers, Will
3 months ago
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Mary-Ann Gordon gave $10.00.
Enjoy your adventure for a great cause. Thank you. Mary-Ann Gordon
2 months ago
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Cam Gray gave $30.00.
2 months ago
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O Project Services Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
Great work Luke and Carlos
2 months ago
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Cres Netto gave $100.00.
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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.

More than $30 million over the past 12 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.