Following the loss of a dear friend and loved one to Pancreatic Cancer, a bunch of ordinary Australian's have challenged themselves in more ways than one, to raise $500,000 for vital medical research! Their challenge starts on the grueling Kokoda trail in September and is followed by a spectacular Gala Dinner in November where they are inviting everyone affected by the disease to join them. They are the Wish You Were Here Team. Please support their spectacular effort.
Remember September is about making a much-needed difference to this world, one step at a time. It’s about encouraging positive lifestyle changes, keeping healthy, and raising much-needed awareness and funds for Pancreatic Cancer research.
Our 6th “Put Your Foot Down” Walk will be held in Adelaide Sunday, 5th November, in support of Avner’s Foundation and it's vision. Help raise funds towards desperately needed research into Pancreatic Cancer by coming along to this fun family-friendly walk. Purple is the colour of Pancreatic Cancer, so be sure to wear something purple on the day! There will be prizes for most creatively dressed in purple adults and children as well as for the highest individual fundraiser and the highest team fundraiser.
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.
In June, Caroline was delighted to spend an inspiring afternoon with two of our Innovation Grant recipients, Associate Professor Phoebe Phillips and Dr George Sharbeen at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre (UNSW Sydney) and hear all about their work, the team's work and have a tour of their lab.
Our annual Sydney "Best Things in Life" dinner was held on Wednesday, July 26 once again in the stunning Ivy Ballroom. The dinner was again generously co-hosted by our corporate partners, Woolworths and Coca-Cola Amatil. We were delighted to also welcome our governors and friends of the Foundation. This hugely successful dinner raised more than $160,000 after costs!
On Sunday, July 16 the people of Townsville and the regional community held their third “Put Your Foot Down” walk. A total of 260 people registered for the walk and a phenomenal $39,391 was raised for Pancreatic Cancer research setting a new record for Townsville.
Our third biennial Melbourne “Best Things In Life” Dinner generously hosted by Dan Murphy’s was held on Wednesday, April 24 at the RACV City Club. It was an extraordinary evening and more than $200,000 was raised (after costs) to help us achieve our vision of doubling the number of survivors of Pancreatic Cancer by 2020.
The good people of Melbourne never disappoint and our 7th annual “Put Your Foot Down” walk for Pancreatic Cancer was no exception. Once again Alexandra Gardens was full of “Purple People” as our walker’s creativity continues to grow each year.