Our 2nd annual 'Put Your Foot Down' walk for Pancreatic Cancer in Townsville QLD will take place on Sunday 28th August. We are hoping that the generous & supportive people of Townsville can get behind this walk once again.
The #GoingPurpleforPancreatic initiative was the brainchild of one of our wonderful volunteers, Isabella DiManno who wanted to do something to raise awareness of the disease and of our work and to raise desperately needed funds for research.
In recent news scientists have claimed extraordinary success with using a patient’s immune cells to target a type of blood cancer. In one study the vast majority of participants with a specific type of leukaemia saw all symptoms vanish completely. This is quite a new area of research and has some researchers describing it as the holy grail of cancer research. While using a person’s own immune system to fight a cancer has shown great early promise in blood cancers, solid tumour cancers will be more difficult but are still a promising area of research.
Thanks to all the supporters (689 of you!) who turned out for our 6th annual Melbourne "Put Your Foot Down" Walk. Following a stormy night, rain threatened early on but fortunately held off for most of the walk, creating a wonderful sea of purple at Alexandra Gardens!
We had a wonderful morning for our fifth Hobart “Put Your Foot Down” walk for Pancreatic Cancer. Numbers were up on the last Hobart walk and it was lovely to see how many dressed in purple, the internationally recognised colour of the disease.