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.


Tickford Racing

Race car driver Thomas Randle was diagnosed with testicular cancer in early 2020. He underwent treatment at Peter Mac and was supported by ONTrac at Peter Mac. The collaboration between Castrol, Tickford Racing, and the Randle family raised over $50,000 for ONTrac at Peter Mac through fundraising at the Sandown race event. You can read more about the event here.


Run for Joey

Damien completed a massive 250k run from Craigieburn to Yarrawonga in March and raised over $55,000 for Peter Mac. Held in memory of his father Joseph who passed away from a rare cancer in 2017, the inaugural ‘Run for Joey’ saw Damien, along with his rotating support crew, run more than a marathon’s distance each day for 6 consecutive days. Find out more about this Peter Mac Champion’s journey here.

Drive for Cancer

For almost a decade, Michael has organised an annual drive from Albert Park Lake down the south-eastern coast of Port Philips bay to raise funds for Peter Mac, in memory of his father who lost his battle with cancer in 2013. This year, Michael raised close to $10,000 for critical cancer research through his Drive For Cancer event in February.

Steve Kerr Memorial Cup

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 February in Steve’s honour and through this year’s Steve Kerr Memorial Cup, over $11,000 was raised for Peter Mac. Visit their website for a replay of this year’s event.


The 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.


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.


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.


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