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March event wrap up

Bailey’s Day 

On Friday 15 March more than 300 supporters turned out at Woodlands Golf Club in Mordialloc for the annual Bailey’s Day luncheon and golf tournament.  

2024 marked the 20th Bailey’s Day – a key event on the Monash Children’s Cancer Centre fundraising Calendar.  

Patrick Tessier began the charity after losing his young son Bailey to brain cancer when he was just 2 years old. Patrick’s primary goal was to raise funds that would assist in the training of paediatric oncologists, with a special focus on brain cancers.  

Since its inception, Bailey’s Day has raised well over $4.3 million and has funded training for 21 specialist doctors. 

We are thrilled to announce that the 2024 event has raised over $330,000 – well beyond expectations. Congratulations to the Bailey’s Day team, and we look forward to seeing you in 2025! 

Patrick Tessier and his son Jordan.

65km for Cystic Fibrosis 

Now in its 12th year, the 65km for Cystic Fibrosis endurance walk (or run) around the 10.8km track at Princes and Royal Parks in Carlton has gained quite the loyal following. 

Familiar faces from past events plus some new participants gathered on what turned out to be a stunning Autumn Saturday to raise more than $65,000 for cystic fibrosis research. 

This completely volunteer run event, started by a small group of ‘cystic fibrosis mums’ has raised over $1 million since it kicked off over a decade ago.  

The Monash Health Foundation extends its congratulations to the organisers and to all the participants whose dedication to CF research ensures ongoing improvements in treatment and outcomes for those living with a diagnosis. 

See you next year!  

participants at the 2024 65km for CF

Biggest Playdate 

The Miranda Foundation did it again, with another successful Biggest Playdate event in Aspendale, making the most of the spectacular March weather. 

Vanessa Miranda and her daughter Taylah have now held 10 Biggest Playdate fundraisers, as a way of giving back to the Monash Children’s Cancer Centre in the wake of Taylah’s personal battle with the illness when she was a teenager.  

2024’s playdate was particularly special, as the team raised over $50,000 – the most they have ever made in the events history! 

On behalf of the Monash Children’s Cancer Centre, thank you to the Miranda family and all those who attended the event and contributed toward this record-breaking playdate! 

game hosts at the Biggest Playdate