About Us



In association with The Cancer Council Victoria, Brumby’s Babes was formed in 2001 by a group of Melbourne women to become a Relay For Life Team. Relay For Life is the world’s largest fundraising event for cancer. It is open to anybody in the community who can form a team of ten or more and who can walk or run relay style over a 24 hour period.

In 2004, successful endeavors of the Brumby’s Babes Team gained a new focus, with an agreement that funds raised would be directed towards a cancer research grant. This project was lead by researcher Dr Ricky Johnstone based at Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre until year end 2008.

Since 2009, our funds have been directed towards a research grant involving the Monash University. The focus of the research is into the causes of leukaemia and lymphoma in adults.

We are thrilled to announce that as at the 2012 Relay, we have raised in excess of $330,000 since our first fund raising efforts back in 2001. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over this time.

Throughout the year Brumby’s Babes schedules innovative social events that bring friends and the wider community together.

The website is a welcome addition to assisting with information, bookings and spreading the word