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?

In October this year, that’s exactly what our wonderful Unite community will be doing. Due to the exceptional circumstances, Unite to Fight Cancer 2020 will be a special virtual event that everyone can do in their own way. Over 10 days, we’ll be riding 200km or walking 60km, getting sponsored to do so, and helping Peter Mac fund urgent cancer research. Last year, our fantastic supporters raised over $1.5 million for cancer research. Will you join us in 2020 – despite these difficult times – and help us make even more of a difference for families facing cancer?

Here at Peter Mac, we are truly grateful for your support. 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 2019.
The amount they raised to support vital cancer research at Peter Mac.
The number of friends, family members and colleagues who supported them by donating.

“I’m a committed supporter of Peter Mac, after losing my son Jayden to osteosarcoma when he was only 17. Taking part in Unite to Fight Cancer feels like the perfect opportunity for me to do my bit and raise money for the important work they do.”


Life-saving tech

This extraordinary looking device is called a da Vinci surgical system. It’s a surgical robot which allows surgeons 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 the surgical team are able to access one, and use it make a real difference for their cancer patients.