Our fourth annual 'Put Your Foot Down' walk for Pancreatic Cancer in Perth will take place on Sunday 26th March. We are hoping that the generous & supportive people of Perth can once again get behind this walk.
Our sixth Hobart ‘Put Your Foot Down’ walk for Pancreatic Cancer will take place on Sunday 9th April 2017 from Long Beach Reserve, Sandy Bay. Help Pancreatic Cancer sufferers walk a new path by raising funds towards desperately needed research into Pancreatic Cancer by coming along to this fun family-friendly walk.
Following successive years of record breaking attendance, the 2017 Melbourne “Put Your Foot Down” Walk for Pancreatic Cancer will take place on Sunday 7th 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.
Anyone who has ever attended one of our walks will know we encourage everyone to come dressed up in purple (the international colour of Pancreatic Cancer) and the more creative the better! Prizes are awarded for the most creatively dressed adult, child and group and the reward for going to so much effort is a wonderful distinctive black and white “goody bag” filled to the brim with muk Haircare products.
Sir John Hurt, the veteran actor famous for his roles in Elephant Man, Alien and more recently in Harry Potter sadly passed away from Pancreatic Cancer on 25 January 2017. Sir Hurt had been diagnosed with the disease in 2015.
Fantastic news from Europe where findings from a Trial have been hailed as a breakthrough for Pancreatic Cancer. The Espac 4 Trial compared the drug combination of gemcitabine and capecitabine against gemcitabine alone for post-surgery treatment.
In 2016 a very much loved and larger than life man, Peter Grima, lost his battle to Pancreatic Cancer. To honour this amazing man, a team of seven of his closest mates banded together and formed the “Wish You Were Here” team. They were then joined by an eighth man, who himself is a cancer survivor and is currently supporting a close friend and relative undertaking treatment for Pancreatic Cancer. This team of eight have set themselves one of the most gruelling and emotional challenges - to walk the Kokoda Trail in memory of Peter.
Thank you Brisbane! Not only did you put down more than a thousand feet but you also set a new Brisbane record and raised over $50,000 (and still growing)! The 2016 “Put Your Foot Down” walk was held on Sunday, October 30, and proved to be our most challenging event to date. Not only did we have to find a new location for the walk but also a new local manager to take on the task of organising the event.