You can raise funds for cancer anytime
Some of us love to ride bikes. Others prefer to swim, sing or bake cakes to help tackle cancer.
If you want to have fun and fundraise for a great cause, we want to hear from you!
"My mum passed away from cancer when I was 12. It shaped me as a kid, set me on a certain course in what I did as an athlete and, as much as it was a terrible loss, it motivated me to make the most of life. That's why I support Tour de Cure."
Drew Ginn, world champion rower and Olympic Gold medalist
This is your opportunity to effect change
When people with passion come together, we can achieve so much more. Join the TDC family and let's cure cancer together.
Since 2007, thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters, we've funded more than 266 cancer projects and achieved 21 significant cancer breakthroughs. With your support, we can help even more Australians to live longer, healthier and happier lives.
Choose your own challenge
Climb a mountain. Do an ocean swim. Run a marathon. Skydive.
Whatever you choose to do, you can make a difference for people touched by cancer by raising vital funds for the boldest research and the most brilliant scientists so that we can make the biggest impact on cancer.
To help you get started, we've put together a FREE fundraising pack full of ideas, advice and materials.
Create your own fundraising page
To help you promote your event and support your donations, we can set up a fundraising page for you on our website. All you'll need to do is put the word out to your friends, family and work colleagues so they can support your amazing efforts - and have fun!
Stories to inspire you
Want to fundraise for us but not sure what you want to do? Our TDC family have found lots of great ways to fundraise to help cure cancer. Lots of people choose to ride their bikes in different ways to help us make a difference. Read their stories.
Hit the high seas with Manly Inflatable Boat Race
If you love fancy dress and have an inflatable that costs no more than $50, then take inspiration from this hugely popular fundraising event. Each summer, teams of vikings, mermaids and caped crusaders hop on board their inflatables, paddling 1km from Manly Surf Club to nearby Shelly Beach. Organised by TDC family member, Denver Bevan and his partner Susie Parker, the event raises vital funds for Tour de Cure. There's always piracy on the high seas as blow-up swans try to outdo pink flamingos, sea creatures and the odd pool pony. There are some great prizes and a sausage sizzle at a local pub to finish up.
Saying I do to find a cure
Sarah Dunn and her partner Steve decided that they were a couple that had everything they needed. They had no need for another set of bed sheets or new wine glasses so they wanted to create a wedding registry that raised money for a worthy cause. Finding a cure for cancer is a cause that they both hold close to their hearts. They have been inspired by the work that Tour de Cure does and have nominated us as their charity of choice. We are so grateful. By saying I do, we can cure cancer!
Climbing Everest on wheels
Ex-pro cyclist, Jens Voigt is a long-standing member of our TDC family and a hugely popular rider on our Signature Tour where his battle cry "Shut up legs" has become "Shut up cancer". Dedicated to fundraising for Tour de Cure, Jens decided to do an Everesting challenge. In January 2017, he rode up and down Mt Teufelsberg in Berlin about 100 times over a 24-hour period. Battling cold, fatigue and terrible weather, Jens proved what an inspirational competitor he is and raised an incredible amount of money for Tour de Cure in the process.
Not everyone wants to ride a bike with "curly handlebars". Some people prefer to dabble in the Dark Arts of mountain-biking to raise money for Tour de Cure. The Offroadies are a small, intrepid group of riders who prefer the challenge of off-road riding, carrying tents, food, water, clothing and tools with them. This has involved sleeping in freezing temperatures in Thredbo – waking up to find their bikes covered in frost – and going through the hot, dusty desert terrain of the Flinders Ranges. They're a pretty tough bunch, but pretty incredible too.
Tour de Rocks
From small acorns, mighty oak trees grow. This 210km mountain bike ride from Armidale to South West Rocks started off in 2010, as part of Jonathan Wheeler's Gold Duke of Edinburgh program. Today, the whole community has embraced the event as way to make a difference together. In 2013, Tour de Rocks was formally recognised as the most successful community event at the Australia Day awards. Every year it engages and inspires regional communities about cancer prevention, assists those battling the disease and raises vital funds for cancer research. Better still, whole families get behind it, bringing people of all ages together in the fight to cure and prevent cancer. You guys rock!
Riding the High Country
February 2017 marked the 5th High Country Charity Ride to raise funds for Tour de Cure. The 2017 High Country Charity Ride started in Wangaratta and travelled through the High Country of Bright, Omeo and Mt Beauty, tackling the tortuous climbs of Mt Hotham and Falls Creek over 4 days of scenic memorable cycling. The 90 riders and 10 support crew funded vital cancer research, support and prevention projects for men, women and children, helping to put the brakes on cancer.
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Need fundraising advice?
There are many things you can do to kickstart your fundraising and have fun at the same time.
Want help to plan and promote your fundraising, or need tips on how to keep your event safe, legal and fun?
Are you fundraising for a tour?
If so, you'll have access to a personal profile page on our website, with loads of resources, tools and ideas.