A promising end to 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018
The progress in 2018 brings future hope for sufferers of Pancreatic Cancer

2018 Put Your Foot Down Walks

Across our 7 national walks, we had a total of 2,187 walkers and collectively raised $230,869.

Our Adelaide walk was a standout success and beat the previous highest total set in 2016 by over $10,000. Adelaide also had the highest 2018 individual and team fundraisers who collectively raised over $21 000.

Read all about our 2018 walks

2018 Symposium and Symposium Dinner

To celebrate World Pancreatic Cancer Day, 15 November 2018, the Avner Foundation held its second annual Symposium. Avner-funded researchers from five states and eight different universities all over Australia met with clinicians and community members to discuss advancements in Pancreatic Cancer and future prospects.

Read more about the 2018 Symposium

Research Grants

In 2018, Avner’s Foundation awarded four research grants to three separate medical research institutions to help progress their important work in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer.

Read more about the research grants and the 2018 recipients.

The national Put Your Foot Down Walks bring supporters together, raising valuable funds and awareness in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer

Sydney Dinner

On 1 August, we held our 10th Anniversary Sydney dinner hosted by Woolworths. The event saw the Ivy Ballroom packed to capacity with a total of 352 guests. The event raised over $220,000 which meant we could celebrate an important milestone on the night, “$10 million raised for Pancreatic Cancer in 10 years”.

Third Party Fundraising

Our third party fundraisers are the backbone of the Foundation and we are sincerely grateful to each and everyone who fundraised on our behalf in 2018 and all those who participated in their many varied activities.

As much as we’d like to mention everyone who helped us we’d like to especially acknowledge the following campaigns: Fixing Fye, Remember September ($175,000 in 4 years) and Purple Socks ($80,000 in 4 years) for their ongoing dedication, and the Wish You Were Here Team who concluded their fundraising for 2017 donating $180,000 to the Foundation and who are already planning their next adventure in 2019.

Explore the "Wish You Were Here 2019 campaign"

Corporate partners

We are incredibly thankful for the ongoing support and generous donations from our corporate partners. Their contribution cannot be over stated, and their support is crucial to help us achieve our vision for sufferers of Pancreatic Cancer and their families. In 2018 we'd like to recognise Woolworths Limited, Coca-Cola Amatil, Wellcom Worldwide, Beak & Sons, muk Haircare, Red Jelly, TCS and Newman’s Own.

Find out more about our corporate partners

Financial year

Thank you to everyone for the amazing effort from all of our supporters, we finished the 2018 Financial Year with a 19% year on year revenue increase.

Explore our financials in more detail in our 2018 Annual Report.

Increased awareness

This year we significantly increased our effort and commitment to building awareness around the disease. This commitment includes more dedicated resources, an investment into a Pancreatic Cancer White Paper, and a new website that delivers valuable information, updates and resources to the sufferers of Pancreatic Cancer and their families.

Find out more about how you can help the fight against Pancreatic Cancer by becoming a regular giver.