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The Cause

Box Rallies (Shitbox Rally & Mystery Box Rally) fund outstanding cancer research projects nationally.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is the pinnacle for vital funding for groundbreaking cancer research projects, but their budget only goes so far.  The cancer researchers who miss out get another chance at funding via Cancer Council grants.  The impact of these projects has been felt right across Australia with many of the grants made possible by Box Rallies funding.

For the first time, Box Rallies funds the next highest ranked grants after the NHMRC. This means that Box Rallies will fund some of the most exciting cancer research projects across the country – with the highest potential to significantly impact those affected by cancer.

The grants assessed during the application process will be awarded in March with Cancer Council continuing to manage the overall funding process.

Here are some examples of multi-state research funded by Box Rallies:

  • testing new drug combinations for pancreatic cancer
  • preventing people with immune deficiencies from developing lymphoma
  • finding new compounds to target the deadliest type of malignant brain tumour
  • developing a way to calculate the safest and most effective dose of radiation for prostate cancer patients
  • analysing the largest data set of melanoma genome sequences in the world
  • identifying a treatment to block the development and spread of neuroblastoma cells

MYSTERY BOX RALLY IS AN ANNUAL EVENT DEDICATED TO RAISING MUCH NEEDED FUNDS TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH.  BY GETTING OUT AND DOING SOMETHING UNIQUE, POSITIVE AND PROACTIVE, IT BRINGS AN ELEMENT OF FUN AND EXCITEMENT TO THE FORMIDABLE TASK OF RAISING MONEY TO CURE THIS HEARTBREAKING DISEASE.


Our Impact

If you’re entertaining people and inspiring positive feelings in them, they’ll happily hand over money.  That’s what fundraising is.  Enthusiasm and drive are what’s enabled Box Rallies to raise over 21 million dollars for cancer research over the last ten years.

The funds raised go towards cancer research, but how do they get there?  What is the process?  How do passion, determination and hard work become funding for cancer research?

Read on to discover how Mystery Box Rally and Shitbox Rally teams are directly funding improvements in diagnosis


WHERE HAS IT COME FROM?

Mystery Box Rally is brought to you by the same people that organise and run Shitbox Rally. We initially launched Mystery Box Rally for teams that wanted to get into Shitbox, but due to the waitlist had not been offered a place. With eight Mystery Box Rallies already completed it is evident that Mystery Box Rally is a great and unique event in its own right and it is gaining popularity every year.

Mystery Box Rally remains a great launch pad for Shitbox. It is similar, but requires less effort in both the fundraising requirements and overall distance of the route.

James’ Mum and Dad both died from cancer within 12 months of each other. The rallies are dedicated to their memory.

 

In loving memory of Mum (Sue) and Dad (John).