Our recent events

Congratulations to our fundraising supporters

Throughout the year, our supporters have shown great passion by taking action and hosting fundraising activities to help support Peter Mac’s life-saving work. Every fundraising activity, both large and small, is an important contribution to the fight against cancer. We congratulate all our fundraising supporters.

Kids by the Bay Children's Centre & Kindergarten Fundraiser

Kids by the Bay Children's Centre & Kindergarten held a fundraising evening on Saturday October 26th. The event was in memory of Connie Fitzgerald and all proceeds were donated to Peter Mac. It was an amazing success with great food, drinks, music, laughter and it raised over $15,000. You can see more about the event on their Facebook page.

Marcia’s Line Dancers

Marcia and her line dancers are long-time supporters of Peter Mac. This amazing group hosted their annual line dancing event on 27 October and raised over $10,000. Congratulations to Marcia and her crew of supporters, we truly appreciate your commitment to Peter Mac. For more information you can visit their Facebook page.

Laanecoorie Gold Bash

The Laanecoorie Gold Bash crew once again put on their family friendly annual event in October. Visitors were treated to a day of gold prospecting and a variety of market stalls. The event is hosted by a group of gold prospectors and Peter Mac supporters. In 2019 they raised over $51,000 and we are so grateful to them for all their hard work. Visit their Facebook page for more details.

Stan Walker Tour

Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation was proud to be the official beneficiary of fundraising activities associated with Stan Walker's Australian tour in August. A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales and online streaming were donated to Peter Mac.

The Irish Run the World Global 5km

The Irish Run the World Global 5km in conjunction with Emer Casey held a run at Studley Park, Kew in September 2019. This was the 11th consecutive year the Emer Casey Foundation has raised funds for Ovarian Cancer research at the Peter Mac. You can find out further information about the Emer Casey Foundation here.

Goodwill Dance Festival

The Goodwill Dance Festival held their annual dance competitions to raise money for Peter Mac in June 2019. This year they raised an amazing $21,000, making it $102,000 they have raised in four years! Check out their Facebook page for photos and all the details.

EastLink Great Australian Rally

The 2019 Great Australian Rally, Victoria’s largest veteran, vintage and classic car rally, was held at Cruden Farm, Langwarrin on 20 January 2019. For information on the rally, visit their website.

Kick Cancer In The Butt Masquerade Ball

Michelle and Teagan – the powerhouse team from Mother Daughter Foundation, held the Kick Cancer In The Butt Masquerade Ball on 6 December 2019 at Hawthorn Arts Centre, in memory of Michelle’s friend Kerrie and as a tribute to cancer survivors. The glamorous night raised more than $25,000 and all proceeds were donated to the Peter Mac. Check out their Facebook page for photos and more details.


For the 5th year in a row, the Camp4Cancer crew held their annual family-friendly weekend event in Darraweit Guim. The event was packed with food stalls, live bands, camp fires, raffles & auctions, non-stop kids’ activities, and a memorial candle ceremony to remember those we’ve the lost and celebrate the conquerors. This fun-filled camping festival continues to bring people from all walks of life together and raised $55,000 for Peter Mac in 2019. Find out more.

The Hallora Marathon

Inspired by his friend Sarah who was cared for at Peter Mac and in memory of his father, Daniel started The Hallora Marathon in 2015 to fundraise for cancer research. Four years on and the Marathon is now an annual community-focused event which promotes lifelong fitness for everyone, not just athletes. Held on 8 December in Hallora, the walk/cycle/run event raised more than $7,000 in aid of cancer research at Peter Mac. Find out more.

Wagner For Peter Mac – ‘Die Walküre’ Act 1

Opera-loving doctor, David Skewes graced the stage as Siegmund in Act 1 of Wagner’s ‘Die Walküre’ at the Melbourne Meat Market in November 2019. Though retired from his role as Director of Anaesthetics at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, David continues to support Peter Mac through his passion for the arts, with more than $14,000 raised from the fundraising performances over two days.

Peter Mac Trivia Night

Bernadette is a fervent Peter Mac fundraiser and organised Josh’s Trivia Night at Mooroolbark Bowls Club on 16 November 16 to raise funds for Peter Mac. Held in memory of her beloved son Josh, the fantastic evening of great fun, laughter and company raised more$10,000 for bowel cancer research.

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