Honour your 
loved one

Honour and celebrate your loved ones

If you’ve recently lost a loved one to asthma, please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We can’t know the grief you are feeling but feel honoured that you would like to support us at this incredibly sad time.

Choosing to fundraise or donate in memory of your loved one, is a very special way to honour their life. The funds you raise, and the donations you give will support asthma research and education. Funding vital services like our 1800 ASTHMA information line. Which aims to help people manage their asthma better. Sadly, more than 400 people die from asthma attacks most years. We want a future where no lives are lost to asthma.

At Asthma Australia, we have had people hold memorial sports matches, Golf days, Trivia nights, Bicycle and Motorbike rides, hold Fetes and fun days, Car or Ute shows. We’ve had people sell candles, hold sausage sizzles. Host dress in purple day, or pyjama day. Others have taken on a physical challenge like walking 5kms a day for a month, or joined an organised race, doing an ocean swim or taking part in a running race in memory of their loved one. 

Some  fundraisers like to make it a yearly event. These rituals and legacies help ensure their loved one’s memory lives on and continues to make a meaningful difference for others.

Asthma Australia is here to help you celebrate your loved one's memory in whatever way you choose.  

Ways you can honour your loved one:

  • Click the 'raise funds in memory' button above to start raising funds
  • To donate to an existing in memory fundraiser. Scroll down and search for a name.
  • Click the donate in memory button above to make a donation in honour of your loved one.
  • To honour a loved one, leave a message on our Tribute Wall.
  • Request complimentary in memory envelopes to collect donations at your loved one's funeral.

Donate to an in memory fundraiser

Please type the name of the fundraiser you'd like to support and then click on the orange button under their name to donate to their page.


Courtney’s fund serves to honour Courtney while reminding Australians of the devastating health impacts and lives lost from the 2019-2020 Black Summer Bushfire smoke, and the need for people with asthma to be placed in the forefront of protective strategies.

Please donate in memory of Courtney to help improve the way air quality is managed, responded to and understood in Australia to help save lives that might be lost, like Courtney’s.


When Julie Smith’s son Matthew died at age 34 due to asthma in April 2013, she hoped no other family would have to go through the same experience. By championing Matty’s legacy and raising much-needed money for asthma education and research, Julie and her family hope to save others.

It all started with one question: “Do you think we could do something to honour Matty’s memory?” With that, Julie and her family started the Matty34 Legacy.

Matty was a keen sportsman and very involved with the baseball community both in Bendigo and Melbourne.

We raise funds for Asthma Australia & awareness of DonateLife Organ Eye & Tissue Donation. Matty's 2 Legacies. 

In honour of Matty, Julie and her family started holding memorial baseball matches for Matty – one in metro Melbourne and the other in country Victoria.

“There are approximately 80-100 players from five clubs involved in the Bendigo event now, and we have guest speakers come along on the day. I design special Matty34 jerseys and hats.” 

In addition to the baseball matches, the family host trivia nights to raise awareness for asthma, with funds raised from raffles and merchandise going directly to Asthma Australia. “We have had around 130 people attending the trivia nights now. It’s great fun, with mini fashion parades in the Matty34 gear.”

Julie’s attitude towards fundraising is inspiring: “$20 is better than no dollars. Every dollar counts. We put the logo on the outfits, and people ask questions about it. They ask us to tell them the story behind the merchandise, and it raises awareness and funds.” 

the fundraisers run by Julie and her family have been critical for raising awareness in their community. “The general community wasn’t really aware of the seriousness of asthma. It’s not just at home, it’s in the workplace, it’s in sporting clubs, it’s in the general community. There is so much to learn about asthma.” 

“If we can save another life by championing his legacy, then that’s what we will do. We don’t want people with asthma being scared about playing sports. Do your swimming, play your activities, just make sure your asthma is managed through the skills and education that Asthma Australia provides.” 

“More than anything, we want to save another family going through what we have had to go through. I don’t want people dying from asthma.” 

Sadly, like Matthew, about 400 people die from asthma every year. Asthma Australia relies on community fundraisers to help the 2.7 million Australians living with asthma to live freely.


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