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. 

March 2, 2024

On Saturday 2 March 2024 St George District Cricket Club will conduct its Annual Charity Walk to help raise awareness and much needed funds for the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation.

This is the 11th year the Club has chosen SSMRF as their Charity Partner and Club President Kevin Greene AM will again lead the Walk. Kevin is an Ambassador of SSMRF.

“I’m proud to be associated with SSMRF and the team of dedicated doctors and researchers they support. The St George District Cricket Club has made a firm commitment to SSMRF that we will continue to get behind the Foundation. The Annual Walk will now also serve as a tribute to our former Patron, Warren Saunders OAM, who sadly passed away on 1 March 2023, almost a year to the day of this year’s Walk. Warren was a wonderful supporter of so many local organisations and always a generous contributor to this Annual SSMRF fundraiser. Please consider making a donation to the St George DCC Charity Walk as we raise funds to support medical research projects in our local St George and Sutherland Hospitals,” said Kevin.

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. Be part of this year’s prestigious Golf Day on Thursday 16 May 2024, or you could join us for lunch in the beautiful dining room at The Australian Golf Club.

With support from The Australian Golf Club, sponsors and our teams, we raise tens of thousands of dollars annually for medical research.

Our 2023 Golf Day raised over $40,000 for medical research.


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.

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!