It was announced that the 10c that is donated to the Foundation from the sale of every bottle of the Deep Spring Avner Sparkling (1.25l) and Still (600ml) water since this initiative launched in 2010 has now passed the $1 million mark!
The #GoingPurpleforPancreatic initiative was the brainchild of one of our wonderful volunteers, Isabella DiManno who wanted to do something to raise awareness of the disease and of our work and to raise desperately needed funds for research.
In recent news scientists have claimed extraordinary success with using a patient’s immune cells to target a type of blood cancer. In one study the vast majority of participants with a specific type of leukaemia saw all symptoms vanish completely. This is quite a new area of research and has some researchers describing it as the holy grail of cancer research. While using a person’s own immune system to fight a cancer has shown great early promise in blood cancers, solid tumour cancers will be more difficult but are still a promising area of research.
Our 8th annual Sydney walk for Pancreatic Cancer will always be remembered as the $1million walk! Monies raised from the day took the total raised from all our national walks,which started in 2009, to a staggering $1million!
A “sea of purple” descended on Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth for our third Perth walk. A staggering 330 walkers had pre-registered and many more turned up on the morning to take part in this scenic walk.
Thanks to all the supporters (689 of you!) who turned out for our 6th annual Melbourne "Put Your Foot Down" Walk. Following a stormy night, rain threatened early on but fortunately held off for most of the walk, creating a wonderful sea of purple at Alexandra Gardens!