Following successive years of record breaking attendance, the 2018 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 hoping that our purple-clad supporters will help raise awareness to the broader community by completing their walk through this vibrant city precinct.
All profits raised will go towards research to help achieve our Vision of doubling the number of Pancreatic Cancer survivors by 2020.
Last year we raised $60,000 for Pancreatic Cancer research. It would be fantastic to continue the success of this event in 2018 so please mark the date in your diary and ask your family and friends to come along too, or to sponsor you.
We encourage participants to wear purple, the internationally recognised colour of Pancreatic Cancer, as prizes will be given on the day for the most creatively dressed people in purple. It’s a sight to behold as the purple line of walkers progresses along the route!
As in prior years, there will be surprise special guests to sign autographs, for photos and to do some warm up exercises!!
Details on how to register:
Our preference is for people to register online, as it significantly eases the administration burden and allows us to better assess how much food and drinks are required. If that is not possible registrations will be accepted on the day.
To really help us maximise the profits for research, please consider using the fundraising page we create for all registered walkers (whose details we collect) and by asking friends, family and colleagues to donate. If you are walking as a team, then please create a Team page so that walkers fundraising efforts can be aggregated into your Team total. Unfortunately registration fees alone don’t go very far. Other ways of helping are by buying merchandise and food/drinks on the day.
Date: Sunday 6th May 2018.
Registration (online): Click to Register Now
Registration (on the day): 9.00am
Event start time: 10.00am
Start and finish point: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne.
Access Point: Meet in Alexandra Gardens, adjacent to the Boat Sheds (see map below).
Participation: Family $60 (2 adults and 3 children up to age 16); Adult $25; Children $5 (under 5 free).
Prizes will be given for most creatively dressed in purple adult, most creatively dressed in purple child, highest individual fundraiser and highest team fundraiser.
We have very generous support from the following companies that enable us to keep costs to the minimum. We thank them for their continued support of Avner’s Foundation.
- Woolworths Limited,
- Coca-Cola Amatil,
- Beak & Sons,
- Red Jelly,
- muk Haircare
Please help us achieve our Vision of doubling the number of Pancreatic Cancer survivors by 2020.