About unite to fight cancer

What does it take to find cures for cancer? Dedication? Smarts? Perseverance? Technology? Our researchers here at Peter Mac have all that and more. But we can’t do this alone.

What would you give to bring hope to every person diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones? Your sweat, your determination, your passion?

On 27 October 2019, that’s exactly what thousands of passionate people will do – take to the streets and parks of Melbourne and unite to fight cancer with Peter Mac. At last year’s event, our community raised an incredible $1.3 million to help fund vital research – so why not join them today, and help push this year’s total even higher?

Here at Peter Mac, we are truly grateful for the support of our fantastic fundraisers. We know cures are out there. Together we can find them sooner.

A photo from the closing ceremony.

last year in numbers

The number of fantastic fundraisers who United to Fight Cancer with us in 2018.
The amount they raised to support vital cancer research at Peter Mac.
The number of laboratory and clinical researchers whose work was enhanced by the extra funds.

“Hi, I’m Declan! I’m a cancer surgeon at Peter Mac. I know firsthand how important the funds raised by our wonderful community are for research teams here. I took part in Unite to Fight Cancer last year with a big team of staff and even some patients – I’ll definitely be there again for the 2019 event!”

Life-saving tech

This extraordinary looking device is called a da Vinci surgical system. It’s a surgical robot which allows surgeons like Declan to make tiny incisions and remove cancerous tissue with a very high degree of precision. As a result, patient recovery is faster and hospital stays are reduced.

Peter Mac’s core budget does not stretch to multi-million dollar, cutting edge equipment like this. It’s thanks to the fantastic help from our fundraising community that Declan and his team are able to access one, and use it make a real difference for their cancer patients.

Want to be part of that difference?