The St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation supports vital medical research at St George and Sutherland hospitals. The Foundation’s Research Committee selects the research projects to fund each year, focusing on areas such as cancer, women and children’s health, infection, inflammation, immunity, critical care, neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, and mental health.

Join us in making a difference

Explore our upcoming events and campaigns to be part of this vital mission. The Foundation’s limited resources face high demand, and your participation in upcoming events and campaigns is crucial to driving forward this groundbreaking research. 

May 16, 2024

Every year, we host a golf day at The Australian Golf Club to raise funds for vital medical research. Teams from businesses compete to be crowned SSMRF’s Golf Day Champion. Following our charity golf day on 18 May 2024, teams joined SSMRF for a gourmet lunch in the beautiful dining room at The Australian Golf Club. It was fabulous to come together for a day of golfing for good and supporting vital medical research.

We want to thank our major sponsor, Club Central, premium partner, St George Leagues Club, and the following prize donors: The Australian Golf Club, American Golf Supplies, St George Motorboat Club, Lindt & Sprungli (Australia) Pty Ltd, The Intersection Tavern, Calabria Family Wine Group, Opera Australia, Q Station, Sydney Princess Cruises and Captain Cook Cruises.

With support from The Australian Golf Club, sponsors and our teams, we raise tens of thousands of dollars annually for medical research, with our 2024 Golf Day raising $45,000.


September 8, 2024

The Beachside Dash is our biggest annual fundraiser. Join us on Sunday, 8 September 2024 at Depena Reserve, Dolls Point and take part in the 2km, 5km, and 10km races.

Enjoy family entertainment and barbeque while raising money for medical research at St George and Sutherland Hospitals.

Get involved with this year’s Beachside Dash. We are always looking for street vendors, entertainers, sponsors and volunteers, we would love to hear from you

View our 2023 results and photos.

October 17, 2024

The annual St George and Sutherland Hospital Medical Research Symposium will be held at St George Hospital and The Sutherland Hospital on Thursday 17 October 2024.

The symposium will showcase current research projects from St George and Sutherland hospitals, and keynote speakers will deliver thought-provoking presentations.

Oral and poster presentations will outline various current research projects, and science and research prize winners will be announced on the day.

UNSW Professor Georgina Hold, Symposium Chair, SESLHD Ethics Chair and SSMRF Board Member, said she loves being a part of the team that organises the annual event.“Research drives innovation to improve the health of the community we serve. The annual research symposium provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in local research activity, network and learn. I am always in awe of the quality of the presentations and the opportunity to share and celebrate the great work going on in our hospitals,” Professor Hold said.

To register your interest in sponsoring the 2024 Symposium email or contact SSMRF CEO Pam Brown 0408 402 591.

October 18, 2024

Join St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation on Friday, 18 October, at our End of Year Awards Celebration Dinner and help us congratulate our medical research recipients and health professionals and celebrate another successful year.

Bring your family, friends, and colleagues, and together, we will recognise the exceptional medical research talent we have at our local hospitals while enjoying a night of fabulous entertainment, a delicious three-course meal and drinks, a raffle, prizes and more!

Healthy eating is important all year round

Following its successful launch leading up to the 2023 Beachside Dash, we are thrilled to announce that you can participate in the Luv your gut 4 week challenge all year round.

St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation, in collaboration with the UNSW Microbiome Research Centre, will be running this program aimed at promoting the consumption of the recommended 30 different fruits, vegetables and grains per week for a healthier gut microbiome.

For just $10, you can sign up to receive informative fact sheets, delicious recipes, and valuable online resources to enhance your gut health, leading to a healthier you.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a positive impact on your well-being while supporting vital medical research. Find out more and sign up today!