Get involved and help make medical breakthroughs possible!


Challenge events are a great way to get fit, make friends and most importantly, make a difference to people facing illness and disease.

There are a number of existing events that you can join depending on your own individual goals and aspirations. Whether you prefer to run, cycle or walk there is an oppurtunity for you to get involved, as part of a team or as an individual, in three simple steps.

  1. Sign up - Choose the event that best suits you and sign up to get started.
  2. Fundraise - Ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your efforts by making a donation. 
  3. Get started - The team at the Perkins will provide you with lots of fundraising ideas, tools and support to help you get started. 


MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer

The MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer is a 200km, two-day cycling event held in October that raises vital funds for cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Funds raised by our devoted cyclists have helped bring world-class scientists to Perth, funded unique cancer investigations and brought high-tech equipment to Western Australia to fast-track research outcomes.

Find out more.

MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer


Hawaiian Walk for Women's Cancer

You can join hundreds of women and men on a special journey to celebrate the women who have survived cancer, to give courage to the women who are still battling cancer and to remember our mothers, our sisters and our friends who are no longer with us. 

You can walk 30kms or the marathon distance of 42kms enjoying Perth’s beautiful outdoors. There will be fun along the way at Hawaiian shopping centres, great food and plenty of support.

By walking with the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research you will be helping to bring brilliant minds together right here in Perth to focus on the tough cancers that face women, particularly the hard to treat breast cancers and ovarian cancer.

Find out more.

 Walk for Women's Cancer


Community events

Throughout the year there are lots of oppurtunities for you to run (or walk!) for research in a community fundraising event.  

We are always so grateful to have you represent us at a community event and you can raise funds for lifesaving research by asking friends or family to sponsor you to take part.

The below events are run annually each year, although dates may vary. Click on the event to find out more information and register for the event. 

May - HBF Run for a Reason

July - Swan River Run

August - City to Surf

Remember to select the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research as your chosen charity when you sign up as an individual or with a team.

Community Fundraising


Contact Lauren McDermott on (08) 6151 0720 to discuss your fundraising ideas and get more information about any of the events featured on this page.

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