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 $10 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.