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2023 Greeting Card Competition winners announced

12 December 2023

This year we invited the Peter Mac community to get creative for cancer research and design a greeting card that celebrates the holiday season in Australia.

A big thank you to everyone who entered. We received so many wonderful entries from wonderful people, all generously sharing their artwork and personal connections to Peter Mac.

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2023 Greeting Card competition is Ashley, aged 8.

Christmas Card Winners 1WINNER: Artwork by Ashley, aged 8

Ashley loves Australian animals and her favourite holiday season is Christmas.

She is very proud of her Mum, Shienny, who works as a Principal Research Assistant in the Robert Ramsay lab at Peter Mac.

Ashley’s drawing of a festive koala will feature on the Foundation’s official greeting card for 2023, helping to express our thanks and gratitude to our lovely supporters. She hopes it will bring happiness to all who receive it - as do we. 

Congratulations, Ashley!  

We loved so many of this year’s entries. Here are some of our favourites:

Wendy Heart Christmas 1RUNNER UP: Artwork by Wendy

Wendy is a Peter Mac patient at Peter Mac, currently in recovery from breast cancer. Wendy's mum also received treatment at Peter Mac in the 1990s. 

Wendy has a special message to share with Peter Mac staff:  

"Wishing you a heartfelt thank you for all your love, care and expertise, and your willingness to keep showing up day after day for us. There is nothing in this world that can express how deeply thankful and glad we are that you do the work you do, and that you are there for us despite how difficult that might be for you at times. So thank you, and may you have a wonderful, restful and blessed Christmas season."


Annabel 5 I used sparkles and I painted it its a Christmas tree and its a star and theres rainbows with little stars minArtwork by Annabel, aged 5

Annabel is the daughter of a current Peter Mac staff member, and the granddaughter of dearly-loved former patient, Anne.

"I used sparkles and paint. It's a Christmas tree, and it's a star, and there's rainbows", says Annabel. 

Austin Delphine siblings Artwork by Austin, aged 6, and Delphine, aged 3

Austin and Delphine's grandfather has been a patient at Peter Mac for over 20 years. Their mum is also part of the Pathology Network West team, currently hosted by Peter Mac. 

"I'm swimming with a penguin", says Austin. "My favourite activity when we celebrate the end of the year is to visit the beach and swim in the sea." 

"Christmas is red and green", says Delphine. 

Talia ElijahArtwork by Taliah, aged 11, and Elijah, aged 8

Taliah and Elijah's mum, Sarah, is a patient at Peter Mac. Sarah has survived cancer twice, and now she works at the Foundation helping to raise funds for cancer research.  

"I have drawn a landscape with mountains and a river, with the sky being Aurora Australis", says Taliah. 

"In the holidays I decorate a gingerbread house with my mum", says Elijah. "My drawing is of a gingerbread man coming home to his gingerbread house, with lots of presents under the tree."

SophieArtwork by Sophie, aged 5

Sophie's mum, Renee, works at Peter Mac, and is currently on maternity leave. Sophie has just become a big sister for the first time. 

Sophie likes Christmas because it means Santa will bring presents for her and her baby sister, Chloe.  

Thank you again to our wonderful artists. And to everyone who supported Peter Mac this year - a heartfelt thank you and our warmest wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season. 


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