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.
This year we find ourselves in unprecedented times. With restrictions on large gatherings, many of our supporter's offline fundraising activities have been postponed indefinitely or event cancelled.
Now more than ever, cancer patients, who are some of the community's most vulnerable, continue their fight and need the best chance of beating their cancer.
Below are some of our supporters that are thinking of innovative ways to fundraise amid their local restrictions. We’d love you to support them in whatever way you can.
John Burns exclusive online event
The Rotary Club of Brighton presents An Evening with John Burns on 7 October. Join radio legend John Burns at this exclusive online charity event and find out everything you ever wanted to know about Sir Lunchalot, Lawyers, Guns & Money, the Rumour File and staying No. 1. Tickets are $20, with all proceeds going to Peter Mac and other charities. Don’t miss out! Find out how you can get your tickets here.
F#@K CANCER tea towels
Unleash your artistic flair and get creative for our cause like our artist supporters Carolyn Henry and Sharon Anderson who have collaborated to design and produce F#@K CANCER tea towels to raise funds for Peter Mac. These special tea towels feature plenty of first-hand words of wisdom from Carolyn who has end-stage breast cancer.
On how they came up with the name, Sharon says, “F#@K CANCER is at times confronting to those who don’t understand the impact it has to families, but for those of us who do, it says it all and we want organisations like Peter Mac to keep doing the research that’s needed to find a cure”. Find out how you can get a set of these unique tea towels here.
MPN Mate 20,000km ride
Champion a Champion like our supporter Steven who is planning an ambitious solo ride in 2021 around Australia to fundraise for Peter Mac’s Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN) research. Diagnosed with MPN in 2016 and at one time only able to cycle 5km, Steven will undertake a 20,000km ride in under 200 days to raise $100,000 for Peter Mac! Find out how you can be a part of and support Steven’s epic journey here.
‘Do it for Josh’ Beanies
Every year Bernie runs two fundraisers in support of Peter Mac's bowel cancer research. Held in memory of her son Josh who was only 27 when he passed away in 2016, Bernie's high tea and trivia night fundraisers have not only kept friends and family connected, they’ve raised over $44,000. This year, with COVID-19 restrictions in place, Bernie has had to look for other ways to show her support. Determined not to let the pandemic hinder her fundraising, she has created limited edition "Do It For Josh" beanies for sale. Each beanie costs $20, with all proceeds going to Peter Mac. Find out how you can get yours here.
Levi set up Never2Young in 2019 with a slew of fundraising events lined up to reach his goal of $10,000 before he turned 10 in July this year. Then the pandemic hit, toppling all his plans. While even adults would be disheartened, young Levi decided to move his goal posts, resolving to raise $10,000 in the next 12 months while he’s 10. He is an avid photographer and is putting his talent to good use. The budding entrepreneur and his little brother Harris have put their photography and art on mugs, stubbie holders, tote bags and even face masks for sale to raise vital funds for cancer research. Check out the full range of Never2Young merchandise here.