Shitbox Rally Autumn 2022
Craig & I met in the 4th grade last century, which now actually seems like several lifetimes ago. Our friendship has always been strong, as we forged our lives and created beautiful families. We have lived together, travelled together, and helped each other. We are, as brothers! A mutual friend was made back when we were both starting our respective businesses and still living together, Ronnie.
Ronnie was a charismatic man who became a very close friend. We were in the same industry so often worked together and Craig was also called in on a regular basis. Ronnie, luckily lived life to the fullest, going to Pebble Beach Ca, for golf and windsurfing to Hawaii along with several other great trips and lifestyle choices. He was a vegetarian for most of his life and we loved going to feast on Middle Eastern and Thai food in Bondi. Ronnie was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in December 2012 and unfortunately lost his battle withing 3 months!
I have been surrounded by people with cancer, my incredible father one of the most recent, succumbing to the disease. My beautiful, inspirational, amazing cousin (more like a sister), who overcame and crushed cancer from incredible odds! Craig also had several close friends & family effected, including his oldest sister who is also a survivor! He has also been an integral part of my support network, as I tried to support those around me.
It is an honor and pleasure for us to join together and contribute in a small way to the battle against such an indiscriminate disease. We look forward to raising as much money as possible to assist in more research from a medical and psychological perspective, in beating this curse.
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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.