What is The Longest Table?
The Longest Table is The Hospital Research Foundation’s annual cancer fundraiser where you can host a night of fun to fight for a future free from cancer for your loved ones.
The official date for The Longest Table is Saturday 12th September, but remember if this doesn’t suit then that’s OK! You can hold your event anytime from now until the end of September.
Join us and Bite to Fight cancer!
The Longest Table in 2020
The Longest Table has been bringing families and friends together to raise much needed funds in the fight against cancer for many years. However, in this current climate we recognise there are many people, particularly those who are most vulnerable, who may not feel comfortable gathering in this way.
Therefore, we are introducing a few different ways you can be involved:
1. Hold a physical event
2. Hold a virtual event
3. Fundraise for cancer research without holding an event at all.
How to set the type of event you will be hosting?
You can set the event type under the “Update my Table” Tab in the “Manage My Table” Page
Here’s how it works…
1. Decide how you will be involved this year
Hold a physical or virtual event, or even just fundraise and join the fight for a future free from cancer.
2. Register & get your FREE Goodie Bag
Once you register you’ll be sent your host Goodie Bag packed full of everything you need to plan and hold your Longest Table!
3. Plan the event & invite your guests
Your Longest Table can be as fancy or laid back as you like; whether it’s a pizza or burger night or an elaborate dinner the choice is yours! Then rally the troops.
4. Share on social media & spread the word
Spread the word far and wide using #bitetofight and #forkcancer to let your friends know you’re joining us in the Bite to Fight cancer.
5. Bite and Fight, have fun & #forkcancer!
Share a meal, virtual get together and fundraise with family and friends knowing together you’re helping to fight for a future free from cancer for your loved ones.
Why should I get involved?
As you may know, cancer is one of our deadliest enemies with 50,000 people losing their life to the disease each year. Frighteningly, one in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
By hosting a Longest Table, you can help change these alarming statistics and save lives!
The money you raise will support vital cancer research through The Hospital Research Foundation to find new ways to prevent, treat and cure this heartbreaking disease.
You’ll be helping people like Sean…
Sean was diagnosed with prostate cancer just two months before his 50th birthday. Having a seven year old son, this was the last thing he thought he would have to face at such a young age. Sean initially underwent robotic surgery, which appeared to be successful. But it wasn’t enough.
Just six months later Sean required additional treatment so he underwent a course of radiotherapy. Again the cancer slowed, but after another few months it was back again. This led to a course of chemotherapy, combined with hormone therapy. Sean will now be on hormone therapy for the rest of his life.