Our History

2015 was a significant milestone for Walking on Sunshine, which has been carrying out fundraising activities for melanoma and cancer research for the past 12 years. Walking on Sunshine has now grown throughout the Brisbane charity and social scene, prompting the creation of the Foundation.

Walking on Sunshine’s significant history has also seen it take part in the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer in 2012 and 2013, the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers in 2014, the Melanoma Institute Australia’s Melanoma March in 2014 and 2016, as well as hosting seven previous gala dinners towards this cause. Under the banner of Walking on Sunshine, almost $300,000 in crucial funds has been raised for melanoma and cancer research.

Over the past 13 years, Walking on Sunshine has demonstrated its capability and commitment to effectively and creatively champion cancer research, support and education. The Walking on Sunshine Foundation is now prepared to utilise these capabilities on a grander scale and promote its vision through its transformative new brand.

Here’s a video snapshot of Walking on Sunshine Foundation through the years:

Sunshine-5002018 sees the Walking on Sunshine team continue our fundraising efforts holding a major dinner event this August 4th at the Royal on the Park. The event will include a three course meal, live performances from ‘Whosyadaddies’ and Pete Murray, as well as lucky door prizes, auctions and raffles!