As the Sydney Opera House glowed purple on the eve of World Pancreatic Cancer Day, we revealed the six recipients of our 2017 grants program who will collectively receive $2M for Pancreatic Cancer research.
Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation has been named as one of 12 beneficiaries to benefit from free IT and technology expertise of a leading global IT service. This opportunity will make a tangible and measurable difference to our Foundation.
We are so excited to announce that the NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers have pledged their support of the Wish You Were Here campaign and by doing so supporting the Avner Foundation in raising awareness and funding for Pancreatic Cancer research, treatment and detection.
The Western Sydney Wanderers will be supporting the Wish You Were Here team in both their Kokoda Trek walk and their Gala Dinner being held on November 8.
The Adelaide Walk is always special. . On 5th November our sixth annual Adelaide “Put Your Foot Down” Walk was held under clear sunny skies as our walkers made their way along Henley Beach. It is such a fitting end to our National Walk calendar to end in November, the internationally recognised Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.
Teralba Park was transformed into a sea of purple on Sunday, October 8 for our sixth annual Brisbane "Put Your Foot Down" walk for Pancreatic Cancer. A huge "thank you" to everyone who took part in the walk, fundraised, donated and volunteered. We are so pleased to announce that to date the 2017 Brisbane walk has raised $30,792 and donations are still coming in.
On September 1 the "Wish You Were Here" team set off on their Kokoda trek. After losing their close mate, Peter Grima, to Pancreatic Cancer they set themselves a task that was symbolic of the challenges and hardships faced by cancer patients from the initial diagnosis and throughout the treatment. They have written a firsthand account of the trek and have shared their experience with all of us.
Not only was the sun shining but the original Sydney record set in 2009, which raised $44,945 was smashed by 426 dedicated walkers who, to date, have raised over $60,000. A huge thank you goes to these wonderful people who put their “foot down” (or, in some cases, paw) in support of the Foundation.