The Great South West Bed Race is something unique: it is an entertaining spectacle of fancy dress and elite athleticism rolled into 4.6 kilometres of competitive bed-racing.
The second annual Great South West Bed Race was held on 7 April 2018 and delivered great fun, pitting teams of local businessmen and women, sporting clubs, tradespeople, schools and anyone who wanted to enter against one-another raising more than $35,000 toward the development of cancer and cardiac services in the South West.
In 2017, the $35,000 raised went toward the purchase of a scalp-cooling cap, which is used during Chemotherapy treament. The cap cools the scalp, giving Chemotherapy patients a better chance of keeping their hair during treatment. St John of God Bunbury Hospital is the first regional hospital in WA to offer this service, which has been available to metropolitan residents for the past two years.