The Hospital Research Foundation and Showcase SA Partner to Launch "The Longest Table" 2021, Raising Funds for Cancer Research - Showcase SA

The Hospital Research Foundation and Showcase SA Partner to Launch “The Longest Table” 2021, Raising Funds for Cancer Research

Showcase South Australia is honoured to partner with The Hospital Research Foundation Group to launch their 2021 “The Longest Table” fundraising campaign.

Tragically, 50,000 people lose their life to cancer each year. It’s The Hospital Research Foundation Group’s mission to raise funds to help find new ways to prevent, treat, and cure this relentless disease through their annual fundraising initiative, The Longest Table.

On Friday July 23, Showcase SA and The Hospital Research Foundation Group are coming together to host the first of The Longest Table events with special guest, NINE NEWS presenter Will McDonald.

Will has spent the last year battling prostate cancer after he was diagnosed at just 42 years old. McDonald will share with guests his journey from diagnosis to treatment, to where he is now and his collaborative work with The Hospital Research Foundation Group to raise awareness about the importance of cancer research and looking after your health.

The Luncheon will be hosted at the renowned CBD venue Ayers House, and will feature various fundraising activities throughout the event including: live auction for a skydiving experience with Will thanks to SA Skydiving, raffle draws with hampers of South Australian produce thanks to Haigh’s, and a Hither & Yon wine wall.  

To purchase your tickets to this event, visit:

Showcase SA encourage their strong business community leaders to join us and raise awareness for this cause.

Pictured: Will McDonald, NINE NEWS presenter

You too can get involved by hosting your own Longest Table and #BiteToFight cancer. 

Simply register online and invite your family, friends, or co-workers to share a meal with the purpose of raising funds. While the 2021 official date is July 24th, events held any time before September 30th, 2021 are eligible. In light of COVID-19, The Longest Table now also has the option to hold a virtual event, making it the perfect way to connect with interstate family and friends.   

Not the world’s best chef? No need to stress! Winner of 2014 My Kitchen Rules and founder of Food According to Bree, Bree May, provides countless recipes on The Longest Table website that will ensure your event will raise both funds and forks. Along with free tips and tricks online, all hosts receive a goodie bag including a “How to Host” booklet, table decorations, and more.  

By hosting a Longest Table, you can make a difference to #ForkCancer with 100% of profits going directly to help researchers continue their valuable work.  

Your support will allow researchers to make progress in reducing the effects of  breast cancer, test rehabilitation of the hormone receptors responsible for  prostate tumours, advance  bowel cancer predictions, improve the process for selecting  leukaemia bone marrow donors and clinical testing for patients with aggressive brain cancer. More information on your contribution can be found here.  

Visit the Longest Table website to find out more about hosting your event.   


The Hospital Research Foundation are members of Showcase SA. To find out more or to join today, view our membership packages here.

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