We’re thrilled to be throwing our support behind the ‘Tyre Kickers’, who will be participating in the Autumn 2023 Shitbox Rally to raise crucial funds for the Cancer Council. Funds raised will go to lifesaving world-class cancer research. IT&T has donated $1,900 and we encourage you to also get behind this great cause!
The Shitbox Rally is the largest community led fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia. Hundreds of teams and their cars, worth no more than $1,500, will embark on a 7 day drive across Australia to raise money for cancer research. For this event the teams will drive from Newcastle to Townsville. The goal is to raise over $2 million through three events this year.
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.
Funds raised through the Shitbox Rally help fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone. $33.5 million has been raised in the last 13 years through Shitbox 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.
To find out more about how the funds are used, check out the funded research grants here.
It would be wonderful if you could support this great cause! To make a donation visit the Tyre Kickers fundraising page.