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Judgeys Fender Benders is in honor of Colin James Judge (Judgey) a bass guitarist (& motorcyclist) from WA who lost his battle to pancreatic cancer aged 57. His guitar was a Fender Precision Bass, & this car that we will be using was also his baby, 1996 XG Ford Ute -she'll be 32 when we do this rally!
My mum has just undergone breast cancer treatment, and also lost 1/2 a lung to cancer, 5yrs ago, Col -2 years ago with pancreatic, his father Jim in 2019 to the same cancer, my sis in law lost 1/2 a lung to cancer as well & my co driver Rick Heggs also lost his mum to brain cancer, so as you can see it really hits close to home, we do this in hope of saving lives through raising money for Cancer researchers to continue their wonderful work. Yes wonderful work, 1 researcher has had a breakthrough with breast cancer, another is researching better drugs to help with Upper GI cancers. I'm sure you know of someone dear to you has been affected by cancer, so please get behind us to help raise money for researchers but do it in honor of someone you know!
We do it in memory for those that have lost their battle too, our Angels fly with us on the outback roads!
We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally Spring 2024! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Bendigo to Townsville.
Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 14th 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 Spring 2024 rally target set at $2,000,000 plus. These funds go to 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 $1,500, 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.
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.
$41 million over the past 13 years has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.