Goal $15,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Spring 2024
$7,515
Raised
50%
Our Story …

We are Barbie & Ken (formally Sarah Olson & Louis Payne).


The two of us met through work and after years of having friends and family effected by cancer, we decided to team up and participate in the Spring 2024 Shitbox Rally, driving from Bendigo to Townsville.


For those of you asking what this is, Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 14th year. You and over 200 other participants drive across country in cars worth under 1.5k.


Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000. Hoping to triple that, our fundraising goal is set to $15,000. We are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity.


Reaching our fundraising goal is the hard part of this challenge, so any donation big or small is greatly appreciated and contributes to the larger picture! Remember, any donation over $2. is tax deductable.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our team (this means you get your company on our car and websites), or contributing an In Kind donation of goods or services to help us fundraise, please send us a message!


Reach out and follow along with our adventure on Instagram: barbie.and.ken_shitboxrally

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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, 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.

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7 months ago
Barbie and Ken
Phillip Olson gave $100.00.
Well done Sarah & Louis, Looking forward to having you guys on the rally with us. Best of luck with the car search.
1 month ago
Hi Phil, Thank you so much for kick starting our fundraising! We are looking forward to doing the rally with you. Love Barbie & Ken!
1 month ago
Hi Phil, Thank you so much for kick starting our fundraising! We are looking forward to doing the rally with you. Love Barbie & Ken!
5 months ago
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Andy Mok gave $300.00.
Good luck Barbie and Ken!!!
1 month ago
Hi Andy, Thank you so much for your donation, we will make sure to keep track of all your donations! Love Barbie & Ken
5 months ago
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Georgina Meadows-Patterson gave $100.00.
Love from Georgie and Court
1 month ago
Thank you for the generosity Georgina & Court! Love Barbie & Ken
5 months ago
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Mary Averis gave $50.00.
Great cause Louis. Good luck
1 month ago
Thank you Mary!! Love Barbie & Ken
5 months ago
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Judith Meadows gave $250.00.
Have fun supporting whist supporting this cause- that sadly has touched so many! DRIVE SAFELY!!!!
1 month ago
We love you Judith, thank you for all the support!! Love Barbie & Ken
5 months ago
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Bodil Schou-Hansen gave $100.00.
Have a ball but drive safely! and thank you for doing this for such a great cause xxx
1 month ago
Hi Bodil, We will make sure we drive careful! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Ben Birthisel gave $50.00.
Drive safe! Love Ben, Stef & Harry
1 month ago
Ben, Stef & Harry, we appreciate you all. Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
4 months ago
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Grace Warnock gave $100.00.
Good luck Louis X
1 month ago
Hi Grace, thank you for the donation. Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Judith Blinkhorn gave $100.00.
Have Fun. Love Judith and Patrick x
1 month ago
Hi Judith & Patrick, Thank you so much! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Dianne Birthisel gave $100.00.
Have fun Lou, drive safely Di & Terry
1 month ago
Thank you Di & Terry! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Chook Bugeja gave $100.00.
1 month ago
Thank you for the donation Chook! Love Barbie & Ken
1 month ago
Thank you for the donation Chook! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Jack McGraw gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thank you Jack! Love Barbie & Ken!
4 months ago
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Rhianna Walshe gave $50.00.
Good luck guys!
1 month ago
Thank you Rhianna! We are excited! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Sophie Dudley gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thank you so much Sophie! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Peter Lombardo gave $25.00.
1 month ago
Thanks Peter! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Kane Evernden gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thank you Kane! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Ty S gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thank you Ty!! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Joshua Goldenberg gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thank you so much Josh! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Paul Farrell gave $50.00.
Good luck to both of you. I sure hope Ken knows how to fix cars, because this Barbie only knows how to drive them into the ground!!
1 month ago
Hey Paul, Thank you for the donation! HAHA, We are lucky that there will be some pretty handy mechanics on the drive! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Tim Birthisel gave $25.00.
1 month ago
Thank you Tim! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $30.00.
Amazing cause Sarah!! All the best and Good luck xox
4 months ago
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Jim’s Cleaning Melbourne Bayside & Mornington Peninsula gave $100.00.
1 month ago
Hi Nicole, thank you for your donation! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Theresa Harrison gave $200.00.
Can't wait to watch this adventure Good Luck from the Harrison Family
1 month ago
Hi Theresa (and family) - Thank you so much for the donation! We are very excited and will be sure to keep our Instagram updated! Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Andy Mok gave $300.00.
Louis you better bring your playstation for the trip....
1 month ago
Hi Andy, Thank you so much for your second generous donation! (and no to the PlayStation hehe) Love Barbie & Ken
4 months ago
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Natasha Painter gave $100.00.
Good luck on your journey in your shitbox & rally race 2024
1 month ago
Hi Natasha, Thank you for the donation! Love Barbie & Ken
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
3 months ago
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Mandy Meadows gave $100.00.
What a fun way to raise money for a great cause . Good luck Luis x
1 month ago
Hi Mandy, Thank you for the donation! Love Barbie & Ken
3 months ago
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Gemma Maybury gave $50.00.
Ken "Come on Barbie let's go driving!"
1 month ago
Hi Gemma, Thank you for the support! We will make sure to play that song at some point on the drive! Love Barbie & Ken
3 months ago
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John Maybury gave $50.00.
HAVE FUN AND GOOD LUCK
1 month ago
Hey John, Thank you so much!!! Love Barbie & Ken
3 months ago
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Yasmin Junkaris gave $220.00.
Hope that Ken still wants to drive with Barbie
1 month ago
Hi Yas & Tom, Thank you so much for the donation ! We are lucky Ken doesn't have a choice. Love Barbie & Ken
1 month ago
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Andy Mok gave $300.00.
Sorry i am few days late....
1 month ago
Andy you are amazing! Thank you so much for this generous third donation! Love Barbie & Ken
1 month ago
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Harsha Mandava gave $200.00.
1 month ago
Hi Harsha, Thank you so much for your generosity! Love Barbie & Ken
1 month ago
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Kelly Owen gave $100.00.
Hope you have the best time xx
1 month ago
Hi Kelly, Thank you so much for this donation! Love Barbie & Ken
1 month ago
Hi Kelly, Thank you so much for this donation! Love Barbie & Ken
1 month ago
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Phill Monaghan gave $50.00.
This will be so fun
1 month ago
Hi Phil, Thank you for your donation! Love Barbie & Ken
1 month ago
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Michael Payne gave $500.00.
So proud of you Louis. Go and enjoy this exciting adventure! Please share pics along the way. Big love and hugs Dad xxx
1 month ago
Hi Michael, Thank you for your incredible donation! We will make sure to share pictures! Love Barbie & Ken
3 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $600.00.
3 weeks ago
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Bel West gave $50.00.
So proud of yas both, hope yall don’t kill one another 😂🫶🏼🩷 catch yas on the flip side. Ps I’ll donate more when I’m not broke lol
3 weeks ago
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Josh Olson gave $50.00.
All the best with the rally cousin should be tonnes of fun!
2 weeks ago
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Andy Mok gave $200.00.
You can thank Tom Beard for getting so many possession on Saturday....
2 weeks ago
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Katie Scales gave $50.00.
2 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
2 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
2 weeks ago
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Andrea Tsiavos gave $100.00.
well done guys- Love the Tsiavos Family xx
2 weeks ago
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Allanah Howard-Bath gave $1,000.00.
Safe travels guys! Phil and Allanah
1 week ago
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Carly Goff gave $50.00.
Good luck guys!!! X
1 week ago
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PETER Ioannidis gave $100.00.
Good luck!
1 week ago
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Steve McFarlane gave $30.00.
1 week ago
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Alex Perry gave $60.00.
Drive safe legends x
1 week ago
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Claire Locher gave $200.00.
Thinking of you both! Stay safe 😎 Love Grandma & The Lochers xxx
1 week ago
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Traci Eathorne gave $500.00.
Safe travels you two! Thanks to you both for committing to such a great cause
3 days ago
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Anonymous gave $210.00.
Great job!
3 days ago
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Jonathan Holland gave $15.00.
Thank you for the Freddo (at Downer 699 CS)
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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.

$46 million over the past 15 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.