Fundraising events

Run Melbourne 2017 – Support the Hudson Institute team

For the very first time, Hudson Institute will officially be entering a team into RUN MELBOURNE on Sunday, 30 July.

REGISTER HERE for the event. Choose either a 5km, 10km or 21km walk or run and join the Hudson Institute team. Feel free to invite your family and friends to join us by sharing this link.

Join our FUNDRAISING PAGE or DONATE to help us reach our fundraising goal of $30,000.

This will support our vital research into women’s and baby health, and immunity and infectious diseases leading to the latest treatments for cancer.

There’s no minimum to raise, and you can link your page to social media accounts to encourage friends and family to donate. Every little bit counts!

Plus!  The FIRST 50 to register with the Hudson Institute get a FREE Hudson Institute drink bottle.
If you raise $100 for the Institute you will receive a Hudson Institute t-shirt for FREE!

We are grateful to all of our supporters for contributing to this great cause.

When: 30 July, 2017
Where: Event site – Federation Square. Finish line – Birrarung Marr
Cost and registration: See Run Melbourne event website for details

If you have any queries or need assistance please contact us at

City 2 Surf 2016

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Catherine Laragy and her race supporters

More than 80,000 entrants took part in the annual Sydney City 2 Surf fun run on 14 August. Among them was Catherine Laragy who ran the 14km race to raise money for research into paediatric cancer at the Hudson Institute.

Our thanks to Catherine and her wonderful supporters who raised almost $900.

Catherine is friends of Zac Mason and his family and Zac was her inspiration to run. In 2012 Zac, aged just five years old, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, an invasive and rapidly growing tumour and the most common malignant brain tumour in children in Australia.

Zac was treated through a collaboration of highly skilled researchers at the Hudson Institute and dedicated clinicians.

At Hudson Institute our Paediatric Cancer Research Program (PCRP) brings researchers and clinicians together to improve outcomes for children, like Zac, who are diagnosed with cancer. Medulloblastoma is one of the key priorities of the PCRP.
To read more about Zac Mason and the PCRP, click here

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Catherine Laragy reaches the finish line

Impressively, Catherine ran in grey business clothes to help promote awareness of the urgent need to raise funds for paediatric cancer research. Grey is the colour that signifies brain cancer. Catherine and her support friends ran a solid race coming within the top 11% of women to cross the finish line in a notable one hour and 20 minutes.

Contact us if you would like to help raise money for research.

t: +61 3 8572 2701

Ride for Research, April 2-3, 2016

This April, team Hudson riders will test their endurance by cycling the 520kms from Echuca to Port Fairy in just 24 hours to raise funds for vital equipment for the Institute’s life-saving research. Hudson Institute of Medical Research’s Ride for Research is part of the Murray to Moyne ride which supports hospitals and health services throughout Victoria.

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