Epworth Medical Foundation invites you to attend and support the inaugural Lunch by the Yarra: raising funds and awareness to fight pancreatic cancer. 

‘Lunch by the Yarra’ celebrates the notion of coming together in Melbourne, one of the most liveable and beautiful cities in the world, for an afternoon of fun, hospitality and entertainment, all to support the cause of finding new and better ways to treat and care for pancreatic cancer patients.

As well as creating awareness and providing insight into pancreatic cancer and care, ‘Lunch by the Yarra’ will showcase an iconic Melburnian personality who will share their story and their love for our city.

Guy Grossi is one of Melbourne’s most well-known figures, particularly in hospitality scene, and is our guest speaker of the inaugural event.

Funds raised from this event will support the purchase of new advanced medical equipment, enable ground-breaking research and continue to improve patient experiences to ensure that patients of the Jreissati Family Pancreatic Centre at Epworth receive the best possible care.

If you would like to join us

Please contact:

Georgia Innes-Irons
Event Specialist
Epworth Medical Foundation
Phone: (03) 9426 6131
Mobile: 0437 898 401
Email: [email protected]

Event details:

Master of Ceremonies

Emily Rice
Senior Medical Reporter, Channel 9

Guest Speaker

Guy Grossi
Grossi Restaurants


ZINC at Federation Square
Corner of Flinders and Swanston Street, Melbourne

Dress code

Luncheon attire


500 guests including community leaders, business professionals, leading philanthropists, senior clinicians and benefactors.


All funds raised will go towards the Jreissati Family Pancreatic Centre at Epworth with the goal of ultimately improving patient care and creating better outcomes for those experiencing pancreatic cancer.


Epworth Medical Foundation

EMF is a philanthropic trust, raising much-needed funds to ensure our patients receive the best possible care.

Our services

Jreissati Family Pancreatic Centre at Epworth

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