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Fundraise for CERA

Here are a few ways you can help support our world-leading research through fundraising.

Lions Ride for Sight

For over 20 years, Lions District 201V3 has been raising money for CERA through their annual Lions Ride for Sight – a multi-day endurance cycling event in Gippsland.

Over its history, the Ride for Sight has raised more than $1 million to support CERA’s vital research and participants have collectively pedalled more 9000 km – the equivalent of cycling from Melbourne to Broome and back!

CERA greatly appreciates the incredible support of all of the riders, donors and Lions District 201V3 volunteers over the history of the event.

Facebook fundraising

If your birthday wish is to support a good cause, a Facebook birthday fundraiser is an easy and meaningful way to celebrate.

This generous gift will support essential vision research at CERA, helping our researchers make more sight-saving discoveries that change lives.

How to hold a Facebook birthday fundraiser

It only takes a couple of minutes to set up your own Facebook fundraiser for CERA.

You can simply follow the prompts on Facebook – or complete the steps below:

  • Log in to your Facebook account (or create one here.)
  • Head to Facebook Fundraisers. (You can also navigate here from the news feed. Look at the left side column. Under the ‘Explore’ heading, you’ll see the ‘Fundraisers’ option.)
  • Click on ‘Select Nonprofit’ and search for ‘Centre for Eye Research Australia’ (not CERA).
  • Set your fundraising goal and how long you want the fundraiser to run for.
  • Add a personal message if you choose. Tell your friends why vision research is important to you and why you’d love their support on your birthday.
  • Invite your friends and share on your timeline. Keep sharing to get more support!


Facebook fundraisers are secure, and funds are transferred to nonprofits through the PayPal Giving Fund. Facebook charges no fee for donations to nonprofits, so you can be sure your whole contribution is going towards the cause you care about.

If you choose to support CERA with a Facebook birthday fundraiser, you will be contributing to world-class research that strives to discover better treatments for eye disease, helping more people enjoy the precious gift of sight.

Contact us

For more information about fundraising for us, please email us or call 1300 737 757  to speak to a member of the Philanthropy & Fundraising Team.