Community events

Every year, thousands of passionate people take action to help Peter Mac's work by joining in a public activity organised by our friends and supporters. Whether you run, ride, cook, dance, sing or take part in one of the many other fundraising events and activities held each year to help raise funds, by nominating Peter Mac as your preferred charity, you can play a vital role in our work. The funds you raise will help give some of the brightest minds in cancer research the specialised tools and equipment they need to discover cancer cures.

Why not join in one of the activities below?

Stan Walker Tour - August 2019

Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation is proud to be the official beneficiary of fundraising activities associated with Stan Walker's upcoming Australian tour in August. A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales and online streaming will be donated. Find out more about the tour.

Doncaster & District Netball Association BBQ Fundraiser - 24 August 2019

Each club will be wearing colours of a different cancer to recognise and raise awareness of the many different types of cancer. The Doncaster & District Netball Association will be hosting a BBQ, raffle and tin collection.

The Irish Run the World Global 5km - 8 September 2019

The Irish Run the World Global 5km in conjunction with Emer Casey is raising money for Ovarian Cancer research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre on Sunday, 8 September 2019 at 10am in Studley Park, Kew, VIC 3101.  It is a fun, family event, in a beautiful and scenic setting at the banks of the Yarra River. You can register for the event by clicking here and find out further information about Emer Casey here

Bendi-Con - 22 September 2019

Bendi-Con is Regional Victoria's Premier Pop Culture event.  Held annually, Bendi-Con hosts the Bendigo Cosplay Contest, fan groups, artists alley, game zone, an amazing market, special guests, panels, and much more!

Bendi-Con is donating 100% of entry fees for the Cosplay Contest to Peter Mac. The event is being held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM at the Bendigo Expo Centre, Bendigo Showgrounds. For more details visit their Facebook page

Laancoorie Gold Bash - 4 - 6 October 2019

Laanecoorie Gold Bash is a family friendly weekend, with events for the young and young at heart. The 3-day event is being held from the 4th - 6th October at the Laanecoorie Lakeside Park in Central Victoria. The event has something for everyone including gold panning, sponsor demonstrations and stalls, prospecting tours, token hunts and much more. The event is in its fourth year and all proceeds go to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation. Find out more.

Marcia’s Line Dancers - 27 October 2019

Marcia and her line dancers are long-time supporters of Peter Mac and raised over $7,000 in 2018 alone. This amazing group host an annual line dancing event which will be on 27 October this year.

Camp 4 Cancer 15 - 17 November 2019

Camp 4 Cancer is a charity formed and run by a group of close friends with its sole purpose to raise funds for cancer research.   The aim of the camp is to bring people together from all walks of life for a weekend of fun and entertainment situated on a stunning private property just 45 minutes from the CBD.

Now in it’s 5th year this two night event has the feel of a weekend festival with live bands, food stalls, camp fires, memorial and candle ceremony, activities to keep the kids entertained plus much more. Find out more.

Kick Cancer in The Butt Masquerade Ball - 6 December 2019

A sit down dinner and masquerade ball will be held at Hawthorn Town Hall. The event aims to raise funds for Peter Mac to help support new research opportunities and provide researchers access to the specialised resources needed to discover cancer cures. Find out more.

Steve Kerr Memorial Cup - February 2020

In 2014 the Standard Hotel Pub Cricket team (a.k.a. The Subbies) lost their friend and former player Steve Kerr to cancer. Since then the team have played a special Cricket Match each year in February in Steve’s honour - The Steve Kerr Memorial Cup. To find out more about the match visit their website.

Run for Joey - 29th February 2020

The inaugural ‘Run for Joey’ is a 250km run to be held over 6 days across Victoria. Damien Bugeja is running in memory of his father who passed away from a rare form of cancer called ‘Pseudomyxoma Peritonei’ in 2017. It kicks off on 29th February in Craigieburn and will end in Yarrawonga on his dad’s birthday, 5th March. Damien has set an ambitious goal - to raise $100k for the Peter Mac! Find out more.


Purchase an Entertainment Book and receive over $20,000 worth of value in dining, arts, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and more.

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Ritchies Stores have been generously supporting Peter Mac for 24 years and have raised over $400,000 during this time!

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