FAQS

What is the Perkins?

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, commonly known as the Perkins, is the largest medical research institute in WA working on diseases affecting adults.

With over 400 researchers and trial staff located in three hospital campuses, the Perkins is uniquely positioned to fast track the development of new discoveries and treatments. Researchers at the Perkins are driven to find new ways of diagnosing and treating cancer – particularly those with poor prognoses. 

By collaborating with world-class doctors, researchers, scientists and clinicians, the Perkins can push discoveries at the laboratory bench top to the bedside with greater efficiency. Research at the Perkins has led to effective programs in disease prevention and has made a real impact on people’s lives in WA and beyond.

We are proudly West Australian and support research dollars staying within the state.

Where do my donations go?

All profits from the ride go directly back into supporting cancer researchers at the Perkins. Funds are untied which means that they can be allocated to the cancer lab with the greatest need. This is our preferred way of distributing donations as it provides flexibility and agility. With only one in six research grants being successful due to the volume of submissions, untied funds are often life-lines for researchers.

Where is the Perkins?

The Perkins is allocated in three locations in Perth – our main facility is located on the QEII Building in Nedlands. There is also a facility located adjacent to Fiona Stanley Hospital and we have a centre at Royal Perth Hospital. We are always keen to show our supporters around our Nedlands facility so you can see your donations at work. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a tour.

What other events do we run?

The Perkins runs events throughout the year. Our other challenge events include the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s CancerThe Hike for Health. The Perkins is also the sole beneficiary and charity partner of the Perth Running Festival.  We also support fundraisers in the community who wish to design their own event to raise funds for research. We also conduct community Q&A sessions and seminars, tea and tours and we hold an Open Day every second year. You can find out more about our events at perkins.org.au