2023 Patron’s Lunch

Friday, 27 October, 12 pm

Primrose Lady Potter AC (Patron), Professor George Kannourakis and Mrs Paula Nicholson with Event Ambassador Eddie McGuire AM invite you to the Inaugural Lady Potter Patron’s Lunch for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. The event will occur during Breast Cancer Awareness month, supporting breast cancer research at Ballarat’s Institute. This will also be an […]

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2023 Cancer Research Ball

Saturday, 2 September, 7 pm


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Ballarat High- Fiona’s Walk for Cancer Research

Wednesday, 21 June, 12 pm

Ballarat High School VM students are organising a walkathon to raise funds for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. Fiona was a Year 8 student at Ballarat High School when she passed away with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 1991. For many years Ballarat High School led Fiona’s Walk, an annual lap of the lake for schools […]

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Lighthouse Classic 2023

Tuesday, 31 January, 9 am

The 2023 Lighthouse Classic is a fun 12km challenge where participants can run or walk to raise funds for cancer research. On the way, we touch a lighthouse in memory of someone who has faced or is facing their own battle with cancer. Join us for a group walk at 9am on 8 January from the Urquhart’s […]

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Ballarat Cycle Classic Eve Cocktail Party

Friday, 17 February, 7 pm

Friends of FECRI & the Ballarat Cycle Classic are invited to a casual sunset cocktail party in celebration of the 16th Ballarat Cycle Classic to be held on the 18-19 February.   Seafood, beer, French champagne & live music Proceeds to the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute In memory of long-term Ballarat Cycle Classic Ambassador Danny […]

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Ballarat Cycle Classic 2023

Saturday, 18 February, 8 am

Ballarat Cycle Classic is a HUGE two-day event with something for everyone! You can enjoy road, gravel, enduro gravity, family rides and even a pet friendly lake walk. Two event villages at Black Hill Mountain Bike Park and Lake Wendouree for participants and supporters to enjoy will see another fun and friendly event raising money […]

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Annual Skipton Golf Club Col Sharpe Memorial Golf Day

Sunday, 21 May, 11 am

The Annual Skipton Golf Club Col Sharpe Memorial Golf Day will be held Sunday 21 May from 11am raising funds for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute.   This annual event celebrates Col Sharpe (1935-2019), 50 year club member and much loved character of the Skipton community.   This is a four person ambrose- $40 […]

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World Cancer Day Breakfast

Tuesday, 7 February, 7 am

Commerce Ballarat Members $35.00     Non-Members $45.00 $10 from every ticket sold will go directly to cancer research. A raffle will be offered at the event. SPEAKERS Ann Peacock is General Manager of Community and Charity at Crown. Her role as the face and voice of Crown, both to the public and to the business […]

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Ballarat Book Clearance Sale

Sunday, 16 October, 9 am

To be held at Shed 44 at the Ballarat Airport on Sunday 16 October. All the books are cheap with better-quality novels priced at $2 to $3, ex-library novels and general novels are $1, and children’s books are very cheap. […]

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Phoenix College Gala for Cancer Research

Saturday, 3 September, 6 pm

Phoenix P-12 Community College invite you to a special formal evening to raise awareness for cancer research. Celebrate a loved one who has passed or may currently be fighting cancer. Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival, followed by a two course meal (main and dessert, alternate) with entertainment. A comomorative candle will be gifted […]

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Thor: Love and Thunder – Charity Screening for Cancer Research

Wednesday, 7 September, 6 pm

Phoenix P-12 Community College invite you to a special screening of Thor: Love and Thunder supporting the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute with a Movie Night. Wednesday 7th September, 6:30pm Showbiz Cinemas Ballarat $20 tickets Proceeds will go directly to FECRI who rely on the generous support of the community to continue research into more […]

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Brunch for Breasts

Sunday, 16 October, 9 am

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women with 20,000 new cases diagnosed in Australia each year. It is the second most common cause of cancer related deaths in women with over 3,100 deaths per year. Gather your friends and family and join us for a special morning of fun and food […]

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Girls Night Out for Breast cancer research

Wednesday, 14 September, 6 pm

Rotary Club of Rowville Lysterfield is hosting its annual Breast cancer fundraiser- Girls Night Out Tickets are $60pp and includes a welcome drink and 2 courses dinner. All money raised goes to the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. Guest speaker will be Dr Aparna Jayachandran- Lead Breast Cancer Researcher from the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research […]

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Warracknabeal Fundraising Lunch

Thursday, 15 September, 12 pm

Join us for a a special fundraising lunch at Warracknabeal Golf Course on Thursday 15th September. Gail Elsey will share her story and how the vision of her daughter, Fiona, has lived on for 30 years.   Lunch includes: Two course meal, + tea & coffee Video presentation by Prof. George Kannourakis detailing current research […]

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2022 Cancer Research Ball

Saturday, 28 May, 7 pm

The 2022 Cancer Research Ball was a evening worth waiting for. Heartfelt thanks to our wonderful community for supporting our cancer research program. A big thank you to our guests and sponsors that made the Integra 2022 Cancer Research Ball a great success. Together we raised $160,000 for the our research program.         Supported […]

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Game On! Ballarat Basketball for Cancer Research

Saturday, 6 August, 4 pm

As part of their VCAL senior certificate the Phoenix College Year 12 students have been challenged to make a difference to a worthy cause and raise money. Donate As a community issue that affects everyone, the students want to support the Fiona Elsey team as they continue to make progress in their research into cancer, […]

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Jimmy’s Allsorts ride the Murray to Moyne

Saturday, 27 March, 7 am

Congratulations to Jimmy’s Allsorts for completing the Murray to Moyne Cycling Relay on the 28 March 2021 Jim Waight. The group has raised $50,000 for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. In November 2019, Jim was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Follicular Lymphoma (a form of blood cancer). Since that time, the father of three has undergone […]

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Lunch at The Shared Table

Saturday, 26 March, 12 pm

A fundraising lunch for the Institute, will be held at The Shared Table, in Buninyong Saturday 26th March in honour of Janet Jones as part of the Lighthouse Classic 2022 Tickets are $165.00, including a 4 course lunch and limited wines/drinks with every course. Bookings and payment via The Shared Table Restaurant or by calling […]

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