On World Pancreatic Cancer day, November 17, the recipients of $2million of Avner’s Foundation grants were announced. The Grants – four one-year $100,000 innovation grants and two larger multi-year grants were awarded to researchers in NSW, VIC and WA and pleasingly has resulted in experienced researchers of other forms of disease researching Pancreatic Cancer for the first time.
On October 29, Fye Freeman and 17 of her friends participated in the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic while drawing awareness to Avner’s Foundation by wearing the Foundation’s t-shirts. The 65km overnight Wisemans Dash that Fye and the team did in a dragon boat, would be challenging for most people, but Fye’s effort is all the more inspiring as she has pancreatic cancer.
Renowned stand-up and character comedian, Damian Callinan, is putting on a one-off show on Thursday, September 29 with all proceeds going to the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. The show is part of the Melbourne Fringe festival and will be held at the Lithuanian Club, North Melbourne.
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.
We are thrilled to announce that at the 2nd only 'Put Your Foot Down' walk held in Townsville on Sunday, August 28 not only almost doubled the number of participants from last year but also raised raised in excess of $23,000!