Following successive years of record breaking attendance, the 2018 Melbourne “Put Your Foot Down” Walk for Pancreatic Cancer will take place on Sunday 6th 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.
As the footy season kicks off for another year so does our very popular “Purple Socks” campaign. We are reaching out to all sporting codes around Australia to buy our “Avner 2018” purple branded socks to wear on the weekend of June 23 and 24.
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.
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!
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.