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Smiling for

Held in memory of Adam Smiddy, who passed away from an aggressive melanoma aged 26, Mater Smiling for Smiddy delivers inspiring challenge events where individuals and communities alike can band together to raise funds for cancer research at Mater, the Smiddy way.

Every year, hundreds of cyclists and triathletes and their support networks use their passion for sport to help fight cancer. More than $13 million has been raised since the first Smiling for Smiddy cycle challenge in 2006. 

Funds raised through Mater Smiling for Smiddy support vital cancer research at Mater—research that has a national and international impact. Funds are used to support dedicated teams of researchers at Mater Research, who are working on potentially life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of various types of cancer.

Current Mater Research efforts include research into melanoma, prostate, breast and ovarian cancers.

You can make an immediate impact and help cancer patients being treated at Mater by supporting Mater Smiling for Smiddy, investing in life-saving research that could help treat, and ultimately, prevent cancer.

Keen to be part of the fight against cancer?

Check out some of our most popular events and ways you can provide support below.

Have any questions or planning on doing something else to raise funds for cancer research? Simply send us a message to get started today.

Join a Smiddy Challenge

Challenge South Australia

3 Days | 385 kms | 21 March - 23 March 2024

5 Days | 660 kms | 19 March - 23 March 2024

Experience the best of South Australia. 

Internationally-acclaimed wine regions, stunning coastlines and rolling valleysSouth Australia’s most life-affirming cycling getaway awaits you.  

Devour a course designed by cycling royalty Annette ‘Nettie’ Edmondson, a 3x world champion, Olympian and assistant Tour Down Under race director. 

Nettie is a proud Mater Smiling for Smiddy ambassador and has designed a course specially for Smiddy riders.  

Team Smiddy at Noosa Tri 2023

5 November 2023

Join Team Smiddy at Noosa Triathlon and make your race about so much more than the finish line. 

You will be in the largest team at Noosa Tri and score exclusive VIP benefits, including; early wave start, priority bike racking, custom tri-suit and much more.

Join over 300 like minded people taking part in Team Smiddy, whilst raising funds for cancer research at Mater.

But hurry!! Our VIP spots go fast.

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