2013 Sydney Walk

Thursday, 12 September 2013 Posted in Past Events, 2013

The fifth Palm Beach “Put Your Foot Down” walk was a great success for Pancreatic Cancer research with $23,647 raised to date!! Apart from the first walk held in 2009, it was the best result of all walks in all years!

We are delighted to announce that Wellcom, one of our major partners, has again committed to matching the profits from the walk, dollar for dollar! There are some costs to be taken out of the $23,647 for GoFundraise, costs of t-shirts, caps etc, but they are not significant.

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  • Our Walkers.

  • Mr Beak's and their sausages once again ready for our hungry walkers.

  • Netball legend Anne Sargeant OAM and local MP Rob Stokes warm up our walkers.

  • Palm Beach is a magnificent setting for our walkers.

  • A sea of purple on the beach.

  • This little walker certainly enjoyed the day!

  • Some of the action from "Avner's Relay for Research".

  • Best Dressed winners Sharon & Jannah for the 5th year straight!

  • Little Bonnie wins best dressed child.

  • "Avner's Relay for Research" winning team from Strategy First.

  • "Avner's Relay for Research" runners up, maybe next year!

Special guests included Rob Stokes, MP and Anne Sargeant OAM who took everyone through their paces to warm up for the walk.

The walk was again followed by the “Avner’s Relay for Research” which provided much entertainment for the onlookers – including one rather spectacular back flip!

Prize winners:

Highest individual – Kathryn Hannaford raised $4,000! Kathryn received a fabulous prize donated by Agnew Wines of a gift voucher to stay at Cockfighter’s Ghost Vineyard “The White House" for up to 6 guests.

Highest team fundraiser – Agnew Family $4,300

Most creatively dressed adults – Sharon Rech and Jannah Meredith won again, for a record 5th time and were well-deserved winners!!

Most creatively dressed child – there was a break from tradition with a new winner this year, a little girl called Bonnie.

There are many to thank in contributing to this success:

  • All the participants and donors.
  • Fabulous volunteers, many who have been helping since our first walk! Special thanks to Peter Hosking for being the MC, planning team of Rick Lovett, Maysoon El-Ahmad and Don Yeaman.
  • Community Medic and in particular Simon Robinson, who gave up his job to set up Community Medic to provide voluntary first aid services for those in need. http://www.communitymedic.org.au/pages/funding.html
  • Rob Stokes MP.
  • Anne Sargeant OAM.
  • All the companies who donated products, prizes and provided us with volunteers for the event: Woolworths, Coca-Cola Amatil, Wellcom, Mr Beaks, George Weston, Agnew Wines, Masters Home Improvements, GHO and Red Jelly.

Thank you to all who helped and contributed!

Check out the photo gallery from the day by clicking here.

And check out this article in the Pittwater Online News.