Read about the initiative of Avner's Foundation volunteer Isabella DiManno, to raise awareness and funds for Pancreatic Cancer by wearing purple on the weekend of June 6th & 7th, 2015, in support of their local football teams who will be wearing purple socks.
On Friday 20th March, Brisbane law firm McCullough Robertson held a Dress Down Day, with all proceeds going to the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Jemma Spotswood, who is a Personal Assistant at the firm, chose the Foundation as the recipient of this Dress Down Day’s proceeds as her father Jim is battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and has been a supporter of the Foundation for some time.
Professor Minoti Apte, a Pancreatic Cancer Researcher has been awarded the NSW Premier's Award for Woman of the Year! It is a fantastic acknowledgement of Minoti’s work in this field and international standing in Pancreatic Cancer research.
A huge congratulations to Pancreatic Cancer Survivor George Hillen and his colleagues Luke Hoolihan and Paul Lawson who, on February 28th, fulfilled their challenge of reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free standing mountain.
We had a perfect morning for our second Perth “Put Your Foot Down” walk. And what an incredible walk it turned out to be. $65,700 has been raised so far, including $25,000 Woolworths raised through their in-store fundraising across the State. What a remarkable result!
We had a truly incredible walk in Hobart with numbers almost four times what they were in 2013. The weather was slightly challenging – 5 degrees to begin with, with snow on the mountain, rain, gusting winds and hail during the morning.