The Mary Potter Foundation

Since 1987, The Mary Potter Foundation has been generating community support to bring loving care to palliative patients in the care of Calvary SA.

This support provides funding for additional staff, equipment hire, all the programs, the Hospice Family Kitchen, practical support in the Home, and all the little extras that makes the care at Calvary exceptional.

There are hundreds of ways the Foundation supports patient care each year. Every patient is different - making their specific needs different.

Our mission is to inspire people to share our belief that caring for people at the end of their life is an honour and a privilege and to work with us to support living every day, every hour.

Thank you for supporting our mission.

History of the Walk

The first Walk for Love fundraising event was in 1987, created by Sue Bardy who was a Mary Potter Hospice nurse and an avid runner. She wanted to honour the many patients she had cared for, so she organised a 10km run through the streets of North Adelaide.

With so many families wanting to sponsor her and some wanting to join her on her run, the event changed from a memorial run to a Walk for Love, raising funds to support patient care.

The Walk is open to anyone. It is not a prerequisite to have lost a loved one who was cared for through Calvary. However, we find the majority of people who come back each year have a personal connection.

The staff at Calvary Central Districts Hospital hosted a walk in Elizabeth Vale in 2021 & 2022, to honour those in their community who have died in the Mary Potter Northern Supportive Care Unit. In 2023, nurses from the Calvary Central Districts Hospital joined the North Adelaide Walk for Love as a way to bring everyone together.

Walk for Love

  • Carclew House - 11 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide SA
  • Sunday 26 May 2024
  • From 8am, 9am, 10am & 11am

Registration close: Thursday 23rd May at 5pm

Do Your Own

  • Choose your own location
  • Choose your own time

Registration close: Thursday 23rd May at 5pm

Walk For Me

  • North Adelaide 
  • Sunday, 26 May 2024
  • 8am 

Registration close: Thursday 23rd May at 5pm