Become a CAN GIVE DAY Ambassador to thank our healthcare heroes SIGN UP


and fundraise for CAN GIVE DAY

It shows your gratitude for Canberra's Healthcare Heroes And raises funds
to assist exceptional patient care


Right now, our healthcare workers are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that spread rapidly throughout Canberra and the nation. They are putting themselves in the path of this virus. Our doctors, nurses, technicians, transporters, EMTs, pharmacists and everyone who supports patient care are rising to the occasion and caring for our most vulnerable patients.

CAN GIVE DAY provides the perfect opportunity to recognise and thank our healthcare heroes by fundraising for Canberra Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Canberra Health Services. To date, Canberra Hospital Foundation has delivered more than 2000 gratitude packs to healthcare heroes on the COVID-19 frontline. You can help us reach all 7000.


Step 1


and follow the easy online registration.


Step 2

Ask for donations by sharing your page with your networks.

Check out how to ask!


Step 3

Celebrate on CAN GIVE DAY

Friday 29 October

Here are some ideas!


Coronavirus creates extra hardship and heartache for patients who are ill or injured. They need your kindness.

CAN GIVE DAY helps all patients —babies, childre, teenagers, people with cancer, while being treated at home, the injured in recovery, and those nearing the end of life. There are extra demands on a patient's wellbeing and comfort during a pandemic with visitor restrictions. Canberra Hospital Foundation funds items that relieve boredom, toys for children and equipment that aids the delivery of treatment.

And almost every person, at some point in their life, needs public health care. Canberra Hospital Foundation supports the more than 500,000 people who are hospitalised or receive treatment in Canberra each year, beyond the coronavirus outbreak; patients of all ages, all illnesses, each area of care they need. With your support, Canberra Hospital Foundation can help every patient in some way.

What difference can I make?

Helping Canberra Hospital Foundation on CAN GIVE DAY will;

  • show your support for our healthcare heroes during the pandemic,
  • buy equipment that will support COVID-19 patient care,
  • bring smiles to patients when they get a visit from the Delta Dogs Therapy Program,
  • keep a patient’s partner at their side for the final time by funding cuddle beds,
  • support more patients to access cancer trials,
  • fund advanced rehabilitation robotics, and
  • train new doctors on high-risk surgical techniques for children with cutting-edge resources.
This is a cuddle bed. It has room for a patient's loved one to stay close.

What impact did CAN GIVE DAY have in 2020?

Last year’s CAN GIVE DAY raised $315,000 and funded 14 new items and services for patients including: 

  • $133,255 to Student training for a Paediatric HAL advanced patient simulator 
  • $2,400 to Emergency Department for a brochure to assist non English speaking patients  
  • $3,828 to Pathology for Recliner Chairs for pregnant patients 
  • $4,159 to Adolescent Mental Health for a Day Service Programs 
  • $134,000 to Cardiology for a Portable Cardiac Ultrasound Machine 
  • $10,296 to Brindabella Rehab Service for a Cough Assist Machine 
  • $2,553 to University of Canberra Hospital for a Virtual Reality program for occupational deprivatio

What is the best way to get started?

Getting started can be a bit daunting but you’ll be surprised at how simple it is. Below are our top 3 tips for getting yourself moving.

  1. Your online fundraising page is the most simple and effective way to kick start your fundraising. By adding your personal story and an image, people are 10 times more likely to support you.  
  2. By making a personal donation to your fundraising page, you take away that pressure of the first donation. Your donation can set the tone for your supporters. It is a fantastic way to get yourself moving towards your goal and show your commitment. 
  3. Send an email to your networks or share your page on social media. Simply spread the message of your fundraising – you’ll be amazed at who will support you when you ask.

You CAN GIVE thanks to our healthcare heroes, fundraise your way for CAN GIVE DAY SIGN UP