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.
Pull on your walking shoes Sydney, registrations are now open for our 2018 Put Your Foot Down walk! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Sydney walk so join us on 9 September to celebrate a decade of fundraising to fight Pancreatic Cancer.
This year over 6,000 feet took to fields, pitches, ovals and courts all over Australia proudly sporting our very own Purple Socks in support for Pancreatic Cancer fundraising and awareness.
This amazing show of community support means our #GoingPurpleForPancreaticCancer campaign (or Purple Socks as we like to call it) tripled in size this year, generating over $30,000 directly into Pancreatic Cancer Medical Research.
We are so excited to announce our 2018 Grant Funding round is now open for applications!! In this round we are making available $400k which adds to the already $5.8 million allocated through our grants program over the last three years.
The Avner Foundation made a lot of new friends this year, including many new people affected by Pancreatic Cancer and researchers who are working tirelessly to find a cure for the disease. It was particularly rewarding to end the year by bringing together one of our new-found supporters and friend, Dean Gorddard, with one of our new research collaborators.
As we set up for our 8th annual Melbourne walk, hot air balloons drifted across the city skyline and rowers skimmed across the Yarra. The sun shone all morning and we had perfect conditions for our wonderful Melbourne walkers who turned up in all their purple glory to collectively raise funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer.
Thank you Hobart City Council for shining a purple light every night on The Mall, Kennedy Lane, Railway Fountain and Franklin Square Fountain in the week leading up to this year’s “Put Your Foot Down” walk to help raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer and supporting our 7th annual Hobart walk.
We’re off and “walking” for 2018! The good people of Perth joined us on March 25 for our first “Put Your Foot Down” walk for the year. Despite the windy conditions it was wonderful to see so many old and new faces from the Perth community who banded together for their 5th annual walk for Pancreatic Cancer and helped raise over $23,000!