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19th June 2023 Latest News

Over $520,000 raised on Giving Day!


Staff, volunteers and ambassadors jumped on the phones to ask our generous supporters for donations!

Together, as part of The Hospital Research Foundation Group, we raised $520,517 to improve healthcare and patient services in our community.

On Thursday 1 June, our community came together over 12 hours to raise essential funds to save and change lives in Australia!

Throughout Giving Day, our staff, volunteers and ambassadors jumped on the phones to call on their friends, family, colleagues and our community to join the fight against disease and illness, including prostate cancer. 

Thanks to a generous group of supporters, we were able to double every donation! 

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Together, we raised over $520,000 with a portion of funds going towards fighting prostate cancer!

As part of the Group, Australian Prostate Cancer joined Giving Day to raise crucial funds to advance lifesaving research and patient care. 

With the support of donors, we can fund researchers like Associate Professor Luke Selth, who is one of our visionaries working to better identify aggressive tumours and stop their growth. 

Current tests for detecting prostate cancer struggle to accurately distinguish between aggressive tumours requiring treatment, versus slow-growing tumours that do not need to be treated at all. 

This project will determine whether a new type of blood marker can improve our ability to differentiate between aggressive and slow-growing tumours at the time of diagnosis, and therefore enable more personalised treatment. 

Thanks to your support and those of our gift-matchers, we can continue to support lifesaving research after we smashed our target of $450,000 and raised 115% of our goal, receiving 1836 donations. 

“Thank you to all of our supporters, volunteers and businesses that partnered with us. It’s been a magnificent day and we are making a brilliant impact on the health and wellbeing of our community,” CEO Paul Flynn said on the day. 

It’s incredible what we can achieve when we work together! Thank you for your support on Giving Day. 

Visit our photo album and view all the memorable moments of Giving Day here.