Our fifth annual 'Put Your Foot Down' walk for Pancreatic Cancer in Perth will take place on Sunday 25th March. We are hoping that the generous & supportive people of Perth can once again get behind this walk.
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.
For the first time since the Avner Foundation started awarding the Innovation and Accelerator Grants, past and present recipients representing 18 projects from different institutions and universities across Australia gathered in Sydney on World Pancreatic Cancer Day to share updates on their progress.
As the Sydney Opera House glowed purple on the eve of World Pancreatic Cancer Day, we revealed the six recipients of our 2017 grants program who will collectively receive $2M for Pancreatic Cancer research.
The Adelaide Walk is always special. . On 5th November our sixth annual Adelaide “Put Your Foot Down” Walk was held under clear sunny skies as our walkers made their way along Henley Beach. It is such a fitting end to our National Walk calendar to end in November, the internationally recognised Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.
Teralba Park was transformed into a sea of purple on Sunday, October 8 for our sixth annual Brisbane "Put Your Foot Down" walk for Pancreatic Cancer. A huge "thank you" to everyone who took part in the walk, fundraised, donated and volunteered. We are so pleased to announce that to date the 2017 Brisbane walk has raised $30,792 and donations are still coming in.
On September 1 the "Wish You Were Here" team set off on their Kokoda trek. After losing their close mate, Peter Grima, to Pancreatic Cancer they set themselves a task that was symbolic of the challenges and hardships faced by cancer patients from the initial diagnosis and throughout the treatment. They have written a firsthand account of the trek and have shared their experience with all of us.