Past Events

Run Melbourne 2018

After threatening participants with rain earlier in the morning, Melbourne turned on sunny skies for 2018 Run Melbourne on Sunday, 29 July.

With the help of your kind and generous donations, our nearly 100 researchers, students, family and friends were both inspired and motivated to take on the streets of Melbourne, raising an incredible $25,140 for vital medical research.  The funds raised will continue to provide scientific research into cancer, baby health and infection and immunity, by enabling specialised resources needed to make important new treatment discoveries at the Hudson Institute.

Thank you and congratulations on the incredible fundraising efforts of those that supported the Hudson Institute in 2018.  Your contribution has certainly helped made a difference for years to come.

We look forward to taking part in next years event and hope to be successful again in 2019!


Run Melbourne 2017

Melbourne city showed off a stunning display of beautiful winter weather and 51 participants were laced up and passionate to represent Hudson Institute for the 2017 Run Melbourne fundraising event on Sunday, 30 July.

More than just fun, the Institute proudly raised a total of $21,516.96 with much appreciation to our participants, as well as over 280 donations from generous supporters.

The funds raised will go towards purchasing a virtual piece of equipment; the VS120, a virtual scanner microscope valued at over $120,000.  The VS120 will enable researchers at the Institute to analyse a large cut piece of tissue so that structural and biochemical changes are detected in a shorter period of time.

2017 Run Melbourne was a motivational and healthy way for all Institute participants to challenge themselves. It was also a team building exercise and a way to give back to the Institute, to raise much needed funds for research, a wonderful cause close to everyone’s hearts.


City to Surf 2016

More than 80,000 entrants took part in the annual Sydney City 2 Surf fun run on 14 August 2016. Among them was Catherine Laragy who ran the 14km race to raise money for research into paediatric cancer at the Hudson Institute.

Catherine Laragy reaches the finish line

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

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.


Ride for Research 2016

On 2-3 April 2016, team Hudson riders tested 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.