Faqs

What is the minimum fundraising amount?

Each rider commits to raising $2,500 per person. This means that every single person at the start line in October will have raised an incredible $2,500 or more! Raising $2,500 may seem daunting at first, but we provide support every step of the way in assisting you raise vital funds for cancer research. Once registered you will receive a fundraising pack in the mail, which includes a guide full of tips for fundraising success, as well as many other fundraising tools to assist you with raising $2,500. We also have a dedicated team of fundraising coaches, who can answer any questions you may have related to fundraising.

Historically, the average amount raised per person is over $3,500, which goes to show that it really is possible!

How do I collect donations?

After registering you will instantly receive your own fundraising site which you can personalise with your own stories, pictures and updates. You can collect all of your donations via this page, as supporters can conveniently use their card to make a donation. Sharing the link to this page via social media, emails and in person will take donors straight to your own fundraising campaign. Research proves that making a self-donation to your page encourages your friends and family to follow suit – so remember to make it a generous one!

Are donations tax deductible?

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and a tax receipt will instantly be sent to your donors after all donations.

Can I raise funds offline?

Yes, all funds collected offline (including cash donations) can be process through your fundraising page. Please contact us on 08 6151 0759 or ride@perkins.org.au for more information about processing offline donations.

Is it hard to raise $2,500?

At the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research we reply on funds raised by our amazing riders to keep researchers in the labs working on cancer breakthroughs. $2,500 can seem like a lot of money to raise. It is a challenge, but then so is riding 200kms.

We have coached thousands of people to raise $2,500 and beyond. In fact the average rider raises closer to $3,500! Once you have registered you will be set up with your personal fundraising coach who can run you through fundraising tips, tricks and best practices. In addition to all of the above we also have a ‘Invite a friend’ incentive. For every friend you refer that signs up to ride with you (up to 5 people), you’ll receive $100 off your fundraising goal! This is a great way to get a team together and shave up to $500 off your fundraising.

What percentage of the donation goes to the Perkins?

100% of donations from the MACA Cancer 200 go to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Producing an event of this size and scale incurs costs which are removed from the event revue. However, at the Perkins we reduce costs wherever possible through the use of in-kind sponsorship and volunteers. The Perkins now produces the Ride in-house to substantially reduce overheads associated with running this event.