for a cause


Kodi’s Paw-a-Thon is a family-friendly event to remember our furry members of the community who lost their battle to cancer, celebrates survivors and hopes to support those struggling with cancer. Run or walk in our pet friendly run, and join us afterwards for the Pup Party, where you can join the Doggy Parade, watch the Doggy Show, visit with pet-friendly businesses in the Vendors’ Village, or grab a bite to eat from local food vendors. Subscribe for news about the next event!

We aim to raise awareness & funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne & Australian Animal Cancer Foundation, so please support our cause!












the miracle dog


Kodi has had a challenging life journey when it comes to his health.   

At age 1, Kodi was diagnosed with seizures for nine months.

Unfortunately, no specialist could help him. We conducted lots of research into treatment, remedies, and diet changes. Finally, this change proved effective as Kodi’s seizures ceased.

When Kodi was 8, he was diagnosed with Mast Cell cancer.

Kodi attended countless Veterinary and Oncology appointments, surgeries, and multiple CT scans. Oncologists’ gave Kodi nine months to live. Kodi’s vet, Frank of East St.Alban’s Vet Clinic, believed otherwise. Frank helped and supported us through this challenging period.

In 2018, Kodi started a new diet. Since starting that diet….. 13.5 year old Kodi, chooses to still be with us today.

Kodi is in remission…. its been 4 years.. Miracle boy Kodi does it again.




  • “Thank you for what was a wonderful morning! You should be incredibly proud of yourself for organising such an amazing event, it was run so professionally and I think everyone who attended and participated had the best time! .

    ADRIANNAevent attendee
  • Thanks so much for a great morning, meeting equally great people and dogs! Kodis Pawathon a fantastic first event and we are most certain that our whole crew will join the next one! 

    DANIELLEevent attendee
  • “Jarrah and I had so much fun and was so great to meet Kodi and so many other doggie friends! Well done Mary and everyone involved and all the best Ps thank you for our awesome prizes”

    AMYevent attendee

Kodi’s Paw-A-Thon • Past Supporters

We aim to raise awareness & funds for

The Royal Children’s Hospital

Melbourne & Australian Animal Cancer Foundation,

so please support our cause!




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