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 pre-requisite to have lost a loved one in Mary Potter. However, we find the majority of people who come back each year, have a personal connection.

Whilst the Walk has always been located at North Adelaide, to be close to Mary Potter Hospice and St Helens, now that the Foundation is supporting patient care at Calvary Central Districts, a second Walk, in Elizabeth Vale was started in 2021 (see below).

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. This year, nurses from the Calvary Central Districts Hospital will Walk for Love as a team at North Adelaide. 

Families with a connection to the Calvary Central Districts Hospital are encouraged to join their team and walk alongside them. The team will be walking at 10am.

Join the Calvary Central Districts Cancer Centre Team here: https://www.walkforlove.org.au/join/calvarycentraldistrictscancercentre

North Adelaide

  • Australian Lutheran College, Corner Jeffcott and Ward Streets, North Adelaide
  • Sunday, 28 May 2023
  • Start time - 8am, 9am, 10am or 11am

Registration close: 5pm on Friday 26th May 2023

Do Your Own

  • Choose your own location
  • Choose your own time

Registration close: 5pm on Friday 26th May 2023

Walk For Me

  • North Adelaide 
  • Sunday, 28 May 2023
  • 8am 

Registration close: 5 pm on Friday 26th May 2023