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?

Tens of thousands of our wonderful community of supporters have done just that over the last five years by uniting to fight cancer – both in person and virtually (from 2020) when the event was adapted due to the pandemic.

Last year, UNITE was split into two virtual events – Ride to Fight Cancer and Walk to Fight Cancer – and both proved to be hugely successful. Thank you to the over 3,000 Riders and Walkers who took part, and for raising over $1 million to help give all people with cancer the best chance of a cure.

Hundreds of our heroic supporters got on their bikes for this year’s Ride to Fight Cancer challenge, between 23 March to 1 April. Read some of their inspiring stories here, and please consider uniting with us by sponsoring someone who took part.


UNITE in numbers


Over 10,650 fantastic fundraisers have United to Fight Cancer with us since 2018.


Over $8 million has been raised to accelerate cancer research at Peter Mac.


Over 109,000 friends, family members and colleagues have supported by donating.

Giving hope

The vital funds raised through events like Ride to Fight Cancer help enable our cancer researchers to continue their life-saving work into discovering new cancer cures.

One of the most exciting recent advancements that benefits from this support is immunotherapy, the first totally new treatment modality for cancer in over 50 years. Immunotherapy harnesses the body’s natural defences to fight against cancer by either activating or suppressing the body’s own immune system. It’s been a game changer for many blood cancers, but so far, scientists have been unable to discover a way for immunotherapy to be effective on solid tumours.

That’s why Peter Mac researchers, Professor Joe Trapani and Professor Gail Risbridger, have teamed up. They believe that by combining their extensive research experience, they will discover the right combination of therapies that will make immunotherapy an option for more people with cancer.

Your support will help accelerate cancer research like Prof Risbridger and Prof Trapani’s to give all people with cancer the best chance of a cure.

Giving hope

“I’m passionate about fundraising for Peter Mac because I have a close connection to the cause – my dad Graeme has been battling cancer for the last 12 years. Over that time, I’ve seen him get very sick, and then fight his way back to health with the life-saving treatment he receives.”

– Wesley Sissing, UNITE participant since 2018

Any questions?

You might find the answer on our FAQs page – but if not, or if you’d prefer to chat to someone, please get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to help!