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Thank you for supporting our inaugural giving day

$569,254 raised on Million Dollar Lunch Giving Day
Aug 11, 2020 | Children's Cancer Foundation

You helped us raise $569,254 for children’s cancer on Friday 7 August, and with donations continuing over the following days, we have now raised over $580,000! 

It is difficult to imagine circumstances less conducive to fundraising than a state of emergency, a curfew, widespread economic shutdown and recession. 

But the fact is, children are still dying from cancer, and we need to be there for them. That is why, in the face of so many obstacles, we pressed on with this event. 

The Million Dollar Lunch Giving Day, raised more than $580,000 in total. 

We are incredibly grateful for this result. While it is well short of the seven-figure sums we are accustomed to seeing from The Million Dollar Lunch, in these circumstances, it is a truly outstanding achievement. 


Thank you is not enough 

Thank you everyone who pre-pledged, hosted a table to fundraise with family and friends, cycled on Zwift and donated what they could on the day, along with: 

Our Matched Donor partners: 

  • PDF Food Services 

  • Portland House Foundation 

  • Arrotex Pharmaceuticals, 

  • River Capital 

Thank you to our giving day heroes HaydenStellaMiaMarcus and David, and their families for sharing their stories and images for our campaign.

Thank you, Channel Seven’s Hamish McLachlan, for interviewing Hayden and his siblings in this campaign video

We wish everyone best wishes and good health as we continue to move through these challenging times. We hope to be seeing your smiling faces in the room once again at our stellar fundraising event The Million Dollar Lunch in 2021.