Our sixth Hobart ‘Put Your Foot Down’ walk for Pancreatic Cancer will take place on Sunday 9th April 2017 from Long Beach Reserve, Sandy Bay. Help Pancreatic Cancer sufferers walk a new path by raising funds towards desperately needed research into Pancreatic Cancer by coming along to this fun family-friendly walk.
Following successive years of record breaking attendance, the 2017 Melbourne “Put Your Foot Down” Walk for Pancreatic Cancer will take place on Sunday 7th May. Once again it will start at Alexandra Gardens on the banks of the Yarra River with the 5km route following the scenic river paths and return along the Southbank Promenade.
We are so excited to announce that Peter FitzSimons, the author of “Kokoda”, and one of Australia’s biggest selling non-fiction authors of the last 15 years, has come on board as Ambassador for the “Wish You Were Here” team.
Anyone who has ever attended one of our walks will know we encourage everyone to come dressed up in purple (the international colour of Pancreatic Cancer) and the more creative the better! Prizes are awarded for the most creatively dressed adult, child and group and the reward for going to so much effort is a wonderful distinctive black and white “goody bag” filled to the brim with muk Haircare products.
Sir John Hurt, the veteran actor famous for his roles in Elephant Man, Alien and more recently in Harry Potter sadly passed away from Pancreatic Cancer on 25 January 2017. Sir Hurt had been diagnosed with the disease in 2015.
Fantastic news from Europe where findings from a Trial have been hailed as a breakthrough for Pancreatic Cancer. The Espac 4 Trial compared the drug combination of gemcitabine and capecitabine against gemcitabine alone for post-surgery treatment.
Thank you Brisbane! Not only did you put down more than a thousand feet but you also set a new Brisbane record and raised over $50,000 (and still growing)! The 2016 “Put Your Foot Down” walk was held on Sunday, October 30, and proved to be our most challenging event to date. Not only did we have to find a new location for the walk but also a new local manager to take on the task of organising the event.