Feed Hope. Fork Cancer
A little hope can do big things, giving us strength when we need it most, helping us overcome the seemingly impossible.
The Longest Table, The Hospital Research Foundation’s (THRF) annual cancer fundraiser, gives us all an opportunity to spread that hope.
It’s an invitation to come together with family and friends, for a night of food, fun and friendship to raise funds for much needed cancer research.
The official date for this year will be announced and registrations are opening soon. At the moment we are busy preparing. So stay tuned!
Here’s how it works…
1. Register & get your Goodie Bag
Once you register online you’ll then receive your awesome FREE Host Goodie Bag packed full of everything you need to help plan and put on your Longest Table! Stay tuned for details on how you can be involved in 2019.
2. Plan & Invite
Your Longest Table be as fancy or as laid back as you like; whether it’s a pizza or burger night or an elaborate dinner! Let your mates know the details ASAP so they can join you to #forkcancer! Use the downloadable Invite Templates or invite friends easily and ask them to donate via email using your Host Dashboard which you can access once you register.
Spread the word about your forkin’ awesome contribution to saving lives from cancer using #forkcancer! Keep an eye on the hashtag to check out your fellow forkers plans for their Longest Table & get inspired!
Have fun & #forkcancer!
Give yourself a huge pat on the back – you’re helping to save lives from cancer, and having a forking good time while you’re at it!
Why should I get involved?
As you know, cancer is one of the most heartbreaking diseases affecting Australian families. During the time you have your friends over for dinner 61 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer.
By hosting a Longest Table with your friends and fundraising, you will save lives from cancer. The money you raise will support vital cancer research through The Hospital Research Foundation. Find out more here.
You’ll be helping people like Kate…
It was a pain in her right breast, like that of a torn muscle, which led young mother Kate Shields to a breast cancer diagnosis that she never saw coming.
In January 2017, the 38-year-old mother was diagnosed with aggressive hormonal breast cancer.
Going from being a young, active mum to her beautiful 5-year-old daughter Chloe, to then hearing she had aggressive breast cancer was a shock for Kate and her young family.
Luckily for Kate, she caught her cancer early and it hadn’t spread yet. She began six months of gruelling chemotherapy before an operation to remove the tumour.
“Unfortunately, there are so many other people that don’t get told they are cured, like I did,” Kate said.
“Breast cancer research is so important to me. I hope that by the time my daughter is a grown up, she won’t have to go through what I did. And I won’t have to go through what my mum went through supporting me, or what my husband went through with his mum who was also diagnosed with breast cancer.”