Fundraising can be fun, challenging, and hugely rewarding – especially when you know that vital medical research can continue because of your efforts and your supporters’ generosity.
Thank you for thinking about raising funds for the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. We are very grateful to the many individuals, community groups, organisations and companies that support our breakthrough medical research by taking part in challenges, or hosting events or activities to raise funds for us.
There are many different ways to fundraise – you can organise your own activity or you might prefer to sign up for one of the big challenge events, such as Run Melbourne or City2Surf. You can also set up your own personal fundraising page to encourage friends and family to support your cause.
Get fit, have fun and raise money for a great cause by taking part in one of Australia’s big community events.
You may prefer to raise money for us by setting up your own event – a quiz night, sausage sizzle, cake sale or something entirely different.
“Great Xpectations for Prostate Cancer Research”
In 2014, Rod Wills was diagnosed with prostate cancer. With an early diagnosis and successful first-class treatment, Rod knew he was lucky and decided he had to do something to ensure other men had the same fortune. A talented skipper, he competed in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race raising over $75,000 for Garvan’s prostate cancer research.
A personalised, online fundraising page
One of the easiest ways to reach out to your friends and family, collect funds online and thank those who give is through a personalised, online fundraising page. It’s particularly useful for collecting sponsorship money if you’re taking on a personal challenge.
You might also want to set up an online fundraising or tribute page if you’re planning to collect donations in memory of a loved one, or in celebration of a life event such as a wedding. You can:
- Make it special with your own images and text
- Receive email updates when donations are received
- Send your own thank you emails to friends and family
- Easily share your page’s link directly with friends or family or over social media