All of the charities below have Champion Charity Entries. Click on any of the listings and find out more about the charity, the work they do and how they will support you throughout your training and on race day. If you like what you read just hit the register button to enquire to the charity that you’d like to run for. You can of course register your interest with more than one charity and make your final decision later. The charities will have more enquiries than Champion Charity Entries so you will need to convince them that you are committed to their cause and that you can raise the fundraising target to guarantee your Champion Charity Entry. Good luck!
If you already have your place in the event but wish to support one of the charities below, please find out more and 'Apply Now' to register your interest with them.
Australia for UNHCR is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the global humanitarian work of the UN Refugee Agency. The funds we raise help UNHCR to respond to refugee emergencies when they occur, as well as providing displaced communities with ongoing assistance and protection.
Cancer Council Victoria is the state’s leading cancer charity working across every aspect of every cancer. Every day, we support families affected by cancer when they need it most, speak out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and find new ways to better detect and treat cancer. Join Team Cancer Council and make a real difference to the more than 33,000 Victorians diagnosed with cancer each year. With your help, we’re getting closer to a cancer free future every minute, every hour, every day.
People with cancer and their loved ones are at the heart of everything we do at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation. By fundraising for Peter Mac, you could make a life-saving difference to people with cancer. Peter Mac is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to overcoming cancer, and the home of Australia’s largest cancer research group. Our expert cancer researchers rely on people like you to make their work possible. Your support for Peter Mac will help give some of the brightest minds in cancer research the specialised technology and resources they need to discover cancer cures
Join Neale Daniher in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease (MND). FightMND aims to raise the profile of MND within Australia in the hopes that increased awareness may lead to better care for those affected by the disease and increased funding for research into finding a cure. We are Australia’s leading independent MND foundation dedicated to supporting large-scale collaborative MND research projects, clinical trials, and improved care for all Australian’s living with MND. Every donation, whether large or small, can make a real difference in helping us achieve our mission of a World free from MND.
Every year 50,000 Australians die from diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an internationally renowned medical research facility with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. All the money you raise by taking part in the Baker Team to Beat will be used to support our vital work, helping to improve the lives of those living with diabetes, heart disease and their complications. Become one of our fundraising champions today and make a real difference to patients and families, ultimately changing lives across Australia.
Depression, anxiety and suicide affects all of us – so Beyond Blue is equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health. They’re giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxiety, depression and suicide part of everyday conversations. And as well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, Beyond Blue is breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out. Beyond Blue is here for everyone in Australia – at work, home, school, university, online, and in communities across the country. Beyond Blue’s vision is for all people to achieve their best possible mental health.
From a single leased Qantas plane in 1928, today we have a fleet of 69 planes, 115 road service vehicles and 1,400 professionals delivering emergency medical and primary health services across the country. In just the last year we had over 330,000 patient contacts. In Victoria the Royal Flying Doctor Service works in partnership with a number of community health organisations across the State to improve the health and well-being of our rural communities. We believe in creating opportunities so all Victorians have the choice to access essential primary health care services.
Be the difference today. 1 in 20 kids is born with a birth defect or genetic disease, and over 160,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer every year world-wide. Children’s Medical Research Institute asks the difficult questions and is working hard to find real answers to give all children a healthier future. Sign up to Team Jeans for Genes today, and you will support our world-leading researchers and their efforts to find cures for children’s genetic diseases. Join with us and prepare to be inspired by the difference you make!
Fight Cancer Foundation is a national charity dedicated to providing care, treatment and support for cancer patients and their families. We fund research into blood cancer and blood related disorders to create better patient outcomes. Our education support programs ensure children stay engaged with their education while receiving cancer treatment. Our patient accommodation centres provide a home away from home for families who must travel long distances to access life-saving treatment
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the largest dedicated funder of brain cancer research in Australia. Working with partners globally, we are helping to steer the brain cancer research agenda and bring world-class clinical trials to Australia, as well as supporting Australian science to accelerate new treatments for patients. Our mission is bold: to increase five-year survival from the current 20% to 50% by 2023. Join Team Cure Brain Cancer today and help us make a significant difference to those diagnosed with brain cancer by raising awareness and funds for vital research projects.
Run with UNICEF Australia and your support will help to provide safety, survival and hope to every child. We work in over 190 countries and territories providing urgently needed health care, access to quality education, and support before, during, and after emergencies to children in need. Join us today and help us make a huge difference in the lives of these children and their families.
Berry Street is the largest independent child and family services organisation in Victoria. With your support, we have helped more than 100,000 children and their families over the last 5 years. Join the Berry Street team and raise funds to help give children the safe, happy childhood they deserve. Berry Street never gives up on these kids because we believe that all children should have a good childhood - growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.
Stroke is one of Australia's biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. It kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. Sadly, there will be more than 14,000 strokes in Victoria this year alone. There is one stroke in Australia every nine minutes. Stroke attacks the brain – the human control centre, changing lives in an instant. The impact of a stroke is felt well beyond the individual, with families lives also turned upside down by this devastating disease. By joining our team you will help Stroke Foundation to prevent, treat and beat stroke.