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.
our team name is O’Brien’s run. It’s my mother in laws maiden name but we wanted to do the rally in memory of my wife’s family and her mother’s family who we have all lost to cancers
Lawrence O’Brien - Grandfather - pancreatic cancer plus so many more secondary’s cancers from his 7year fight after being originally given lucky to make it 6months
Jean O’Brien - Nan - breast cancer, secondary brain tumours - survived breast cancer to be taken years later by secondary brain cancer
Tony O’Brien - uncle 45yrs old passed from pancreatic cancer before his daughter was 12months old
Bernadette OBrien - Mum - stage 4 glioblastoma brain cancer. 3year courageous fight avg life expectancy 14months
Terrance O’Brien - Uncle - Bladder Cancer
This is are my wife’s mother and her two siblings and her parents. These aren’t all of the members of the family that have passed from cancer. - my wife’s great uncles, great aunts. Numerous family members who have passed away due to it.we want to raises as much money for Cancer Council as we can so that money can go to finding cures to all these cancer so maybe one day our children, our grandchildren and even our great grandchildren have a chance to survive and not have to deal with the heart break my wife, our family n her family have had to endure to this horrible disease of cancer
We want to honour all these family members as well as family members such as my nan who passed from breast cancer and other friends we have lost due to cancer as well. We want to make incredible memories and know that we had played apart in helping find cures and supporting those who have cancer and there family’s as well
Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead 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
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.
Over $26 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.