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2020 China Trek

The RBWH Foundation China Trek 2020 will raise money for RBWH researchers to complete their promising and ground-breaking research into early detection tests for prostate cancer. You can help bring about the next major breakthrough in prostate cancer diagnostics by joining the China Trek 2020. Winding its way across the north of China, from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert, the Great Wall of China stands as one of mankind’s most impressive architectural accomplishments. On the China Trek 2020, you’ll travel through history to the very heart of China’s ancient culture. Over five days, you’ll trek some of the most spectacular sections of ...

Please Donate before June 30 to help patients like Beaudine at the RBWH.


Beaudine’s life has been one big adventure.

Beaudine and her 11 siblings live an extraordinary life with their parents. For 15 years, they have travelled Australia in their beloved bus, The Gauntlet, working as camel drovers and station hands. Three years ago, while passing through the Top End in their beloved bus, they stopped at Robin’s Falls for a quick swim and cool off. Crocodiles were known to frequent the swimming hole, but the experienced travelers did a thorough check of the water and knew they were safe. Their dog Barkley, however, had other ideas and took off in the direction of the sunbathing crocs further upstream. The family’s second-eldest daughter, 16-year-old ...

$6.8 million given to the hospital through fundraising

RBWH Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank all the businesses, individuals and community groups that have supported us in 2018. We are so grateful for your generosity whether you have donated a prize to be auctioned or items to be sold at our kiosk, volunteered your time at the hospital or to help with one of our many fundraisers, purchased merchandise, bought tickets for one of our events, or made a donation. Because of your support, RBWH Foundation has been able to continue to grow and provide increased funding to enable more research and other patient care initiatives at the hospital.  This investment will not ...

World record and $300,000 to benefit melanoma patients

They came, they ran, and they nailed it … A world record, a gruelling one million metres underfoot and $300,000 raised to enable significant improvements in the management of melanoma patients at RBWH. Twelve doctors from all over Queensland trained and raised funds for nine months ahead of the gruelling three-day challenge in October where they ran one million meters on treadmills at RBWH in the fastest time ever recorded. If fact, the team smashed the world record by more than 11 hours completing the mammoth run in 71 hours 41 min and 11 sec. Million Metres for Melanoma had its beginnings in April 2014 when 31-year-old ...

Please help us care for our tiniest patients this Christmas.

"When your child is just so unwell, you have to trust the hospital.  At Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, you only get the highest level of care. This place is absolutely incredible." It’s not going to be the Christmas Lauren and Callum had expected. They thought they’d be preparing for a new baby – their first – who was due to arrive on January 6. Instead, they’re planning to spend most of the day here at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) celebrating their daughters Ari first Christmas. Baby Ari was delivered by emergency caesarean at just 24 weeks – dangerously early. ...

End of an era

RBWH Foundation CEO Peter Treseder AM is retiring after nearly 10 years at its helm where he oversaw the building of an organisation which has the financial capacity to support the Queensland community for generations to come. Before joining RBWH Foundation, Peter worked for the charity arm of Westmead Hospital in Sydney and fundraised for a range of other charities. Over the past 17 years, he has been involved in raising a staggering $24.3 billion to support the advancement of health care. “I simply don’t like to see people getting sick,” Peter said. “I left my career in banking to do what I could to support medical research that ...

Make your Christmas count for more this year

Merry Christmas, wonderful person. So it is that time of the year again… Why not make your Christmas count for more this year by fundraising for Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation and asking for donations in lieu of gifts? Your support will allow RBWH Foundation to continue to provide the highest levels of patient care as well as invest in the latest technology, equipment, research. Click the “Start Fundraising” button to create a personalised fundraising page and ask your friends and family to donate to your page this Christmas. RBWH Foundation appreciates the generous support we receive at Christmas from people like you. ...

Million Metres for Melanoma

Million Metres for Melanoma is a group of extraordinary men who are aiming to run a million metres from the 16 October to the 19 October on a treadmill in the main foyer of the RBWH. They are also aiming to raise $250,000 in the memory of Pheobe Eales who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014. All funds raised will assist in establishing a melanoma unit at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. To read more about there story or to make a donation please visit www.millionmetresformelanoma.com

International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

October 15, 2018  Sadly many families lose their precious babies during pregnancy and shortly after birth. Although the statistics on infant death have improved significantly over the past 100 years, pregnancy and infant loss is still prevalent in our society with 1 in 4 confirmed pregnancies ending in miscarriage before 20 weeks and 1 in 120 births resulting in stillbirth or a newborn death. International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15th is for us to ensure that although they may be gone, these babies are never forgotten. It is a day to reflect, show support, raise awareness and remember those who have lost. This is ...