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Ekka Strawberry Sundae Stalls

Over the last 34 years, The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation (now known as The Common Good) has been the proud custodian of the iconic Ekka Strawberry Sundaes.

Every year over 2,000 volunteers help power these stalls and serve over 120,000 sundaes across the 9 days. That’s an incredible amount of scooping, chopping and topping!

It's not just a treat! Every Strawberry Sundae sold helps to fund life-changing medical research for The Common Good.

Saturday, August 10 to Sunday, 18 August 2024

Brisbane Showgrounds

Gold Coast Marathon 2024

When you fundraise for your Gold Coast Marathon Run with The Common Good, you're fueling groundbreaking research that can save lives. You're also helping provide critical equipment to The Prince Charles Hospital and Caboolture Hospital.

Celebrate the 44th edition of the Gold Coast Marathon presented by ASICS and run for the good times on Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 July 2024 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Its famous flat, fast and scenic course located alongside the city’s renowned surf beaches and stunning broadwater are like none other.

Saturday, 06 July 2024 — Sunday, 07 July 2024

Gold Coast, QLD

Bridge to Brisbane 2024

When you fundraise for your Bridge to Brisbane  fun run with The Common Good, you're supporting groundbreaking research that can save lives. You're also helping provide critical equipment to The Prince Charles Hospital and Caboolture Hospital.

Bridge to Brisbane is one of Queensland’s most iconic events.Last year a sold out crowd of 30,000 people ran, jogged, walked and wheeled along Brisbane’s streets and over the iconic Gateway Bridge. Most importantly $1.2 million was raised for charity organisations.

Sunday, 08 September 2024

Brisbane, QLD

Echo Australia Conference

The next Echo Australia Conference will be held in March 2025.  The faculty look forward to delivering an incredible line up of speakers sharing the latest innovations from across the industry. Stay tuned for further information.

March 2025

Sydney or Melbourne

Past Events

Want to see how others have made a real difference? Check out our past events at The Common Good!

Our amazing community came together to fund life-changing discoveries. Get inspired and be part of our journey to a healthier future.

Saturday, 20 April 2024

Marfan and Aortopathy Conference

A special one-day conference dedicated to raising awareness of marfan, aortopathy, and associated conditions.

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Tailored to people impacted by these conditions, the Marfan and Aortopathy Conference is a great opportunity to gain insights from leading specialists and come together to share knowledge, foster understanding, and promote advancements in the field.
Sunday, 14 April 2024

Tour de Brisbane

Over 110km of closed city roads and over 6000 cyclists came together for the ride for transplant research!

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Thanks to the support of riders and their incredible community, nearly $80,000 was raised which will support organ transplant research at The Prince Charles Hospital.
Saturday, 9 October 2023

The Prince Charles Hospital's Giving Day

Over $157,900 was raised in support of The Prince Charles Hospital’s Children’s Services, thanks to YOU!

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This achievement is incredible and will have a remarkable impact for sick and injured kids, funding some of the immediate needs of The Prince Charles Hospital’s Children’s Emergency Department and Paediatrics Ward.

Along with the extraordinary tally (that’s still growing!) and amazing show of community support, we couldn’t have asked for a better Giving Day.

Saturday, 9 October 2023

Echo Australia Conference

We were thrilled to host 2023 The Echo Australia Conference again.

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Australia's leading echocardiography conference is on again, returning to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event hosts an esteemed faculty of expert speakers, who deliver the latest in echocardiographic advances and explore the applications of new techniques and innovations from across the industry.

Funds from this event will directly support medical research into Australia’s most chronic illnesses, such as heart disease and lung disease, through The Common Good.

Saturday, 12 August 2023

Ekka Strawberry Sundae Stalls

Sales of sweet treats soared, reaching a record 127,110 strawberry sundaes last year.

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Throughout the 9-day event, showgoers devoured over 150,000 Strawberry Sundaes, with 21,783 ice creams sold on People’s Day alone.

  • 150,287 Strawberry Sundaes sold
  • 7 tonnes of strawberries
  • Around 28,000L of locally produced ice-cream
  • 375kg of cream
In 2023, the money raised from this phenomenal feat will support around 4,100 hours of research into silicosis – a progressive and incurable lung disease.
Saturday, 29 July 2023

Men's Matter Race Day

We were thrilled to have you join us for the 2023 Men Matter Raceday!

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Hosted at the Gold Coast Turf Club (Aquis Park), the day was a collabortative event to raise funds for The Common Good in addition to other organisations promoting positive men's health.

he event aimed to raise money, awareness, and inspire men in our lives to lead by example. It was a fantastic day filled with live racing, barbers, entertainment, raffles, and more, all dedicated to raising awareness, educating, and fundraising for men's health.

Friday, 28 October 2022

Shine Lawyers Golf Day

Close to $19,000 raised, supporting 389 hours of life-saving medical research.

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The Shine Lawyers Charity Golf Day is an opportunity for teams to come together to enjoy a great day of golf, games and refreshments at one of Australia's premier golf courses.

The event will raise funds for The Common Good, and support life-changing medical research into conditions that affect 90% of Australians.

Sunday, 9 October 2022

Street Art Battle

Over $6,800 raised, supporting 143 hours of life-saving medical research.

The Live Street Art Battle is an annual event held at The Avenue in Surfers Paradise.

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2022 marks the 5th Art Battle to date. Each artist is given a canvas and 90 minutes to produce an amazing art piece to be auctioned off at the end the event.

The overall winner is determined a judging panel and the final piece of the artwork at auction. The winner will receive a cash prize of $1000 and a $500 voucher for The Avenue venue. The winner will also be given a wall in The Avenue to create their own unique artwork.

All funds raised from the event will go to support medical research and hospital initiatives at The Common Good.

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Wednesday, March 30 2022

Ride for Good

The Ride for Good is an exclusive ride led by ex-500cc MotoGP Champion Daryl Beattie and 3 time Supercar Championship Winner and 7 time Bathurst Champion Craig Lowndes OAM.

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The ride covers over 500km of south-east Queensland's most beautiful country - including Mount Tamborine and mount Glorious.

Though entry is free, each rider pledges to raise funds for 100 hours of research ($4400). It's a great day out for motorbike enthusiasts, and one that makes a huge impact for funding life-changing medical research.

Saturday, 11 December 2021

Strawberry Sundaes at Tuscany On Tamborine

To celebrate their Grand Opening, The Common Good have partnered with Tuscany on Tamborine to offer iconic Ekka Strawberry Sundaes to the public!

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This special event is your last chance to take advantage of the delicious Strawberry Sundaes after missing out on the Ekka this year.

Join us on Saturday December 11 as we soak in the beautiful Italian-inspired venue, and serve up some of Queensland’s favourite strawberry sundaes.

Don’t forget, all proceeds will go to heart and lung transplant patients and research supported by The Common Good.

Start your own fundraising event

Organize your own fundraising event for The Common Good and support life-saving medical research and patient projects. Empower innovation, inspire hope, and bring communities together.

Start your event now and empower hope for a healthier future!  

TRAC Chronic Illness Awareness Fundraiser

TRAC Chronic Illness Awareness Fundraiser

24 May 2024


Raised of $1,500 goal



5 Apr 2024


Raised of $1,000 goal

Studio Spillane bimonthly Art Clubs

Studio Spillane bimonthly Art Clubs


Raised of $1,000 goal

Theia & Selene Jewelley - The Common Good

Theia & Selene Jewelley - The Common Good


Raised of $10,000 goal

20-year anniversary

20-year anniversary


Raised of $0 goal

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