Cancer Council WA Sh*tbox Rally participants gear up in Subiaco

(L-R) Sh*tbox Rally Founder James Freeman, CCWA chief executive Ashley Reid and Chris Reid outside the CCWA office in Subiaco.
(L-R) Sh*tbox Rally Founder James Freeman, CCWA chief executive Ashley Reid and Chris Reid outside the CCWA office in Subiaco.

CANCER Council WA (CCWA) chief executive Ashley Reid and brother Chris Reid were presented with their Sh*tbox Rally gear at CCWA’s head office in Subiaco today.

The 10th annual Sh*tbox Rally, which began on Wednesday at Optus Stadium, will see 550 people drive in their “sh*tbox” car on a 5150km adventure.

Participants will drive from Uluru across four states and finish at Centennial Park in Sydney on May 17 in an effort to raise money for Cancer Council nationally to support cancer research.

Ashley will take part in the rally for the first time this year.

Fundraising was not the only reason the siblings chose to undertake the challenge – they also want to raise awareness of bowel cancer and increase participation in the national screening program.

“We know bowel cancer claims the lives of around one hundred Australians every week,” Chris said.

“Symptoms can often be silent, so screening is absolutely critical for early detection.”

For more information about the screening program go to cancerscreening.gov.au.