2016 Hobart Walk for Pancreatic Cancer

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 Posted in Past Events, 2016

We had a wonderful morning for our fifth Hobart “Put Your Foot Down” walk for ‪Pancreatic Cancer‬. Numbers were up on the last Hobart walk and it was lovely to see how many dressed in purple, the internationally recognised colour of the disease. Thanks to the incredible efforts of everyone who supported the tally is currently $13,261!!! That is a massive increase on the last Hobart walk that raised $9,144.

The success of this walk is due to a great planning team of Alex Nicholson, Catherine Nicholson, and Kate Harris; The volunteers that help out in the planning and on the day, make every event the special occasion they are and we are so grateful for their help as we couldn’t hold walks without them. A huge thanks to emcee Peter Gee and to special guest, oncologist Dr. Louise Nott for giving her insights into the disease.

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  • Wrest Point bathed in purple for the week leading up to the walk.

  • Late registrations underway on the day!

  • Merchandise ready for sale.

  • Sausages sizzling!

  • Our walkers gather in readiness.

  • But first a warmup!.

  • Then a group shot (check our gallery for the extended width image).

  • Walk underway.

  • Lovely backdrop along the route.

  • Walkers hit the beach!

Woolworths have been incredibly generous throughout the life of the Foundation and this event was no different. The local Woolworths team - led by John Stockman and Nanette Rose not only donated most of the food, but they and their team gave up their morning to look after the food stall, many Woolworths’ staff also registered for the walk. Coca-Cola Amatil donated Deep Spring Avner’s water and other drinks to the walk as they so generously do for all our walks. It cannot be emphasised enough how fantastic their support has been, not just through donations for each walk but also through donations from the Deep Springs Avner’s water – we have received 10c from each sale through Woolworths Supermarkets since this initiative launched in 2010.

Thank you to local business Red Jelly for their generous support and to Wellcom for all the printing of posters/flyers etc

Muk Haircare Global donated beautiful haircare products as prizes for our walk. They have experienced the devastation of the disease and have been generous supporters of our walks, dinners and also through donations from two of their blonde toning range products.

We have been lucky to have local companies Cripps Bakery and Tasmania Bakeries – donate bakery items every year for our walk. Thank you to both companies for the tasty goodies.

How fantastic was Susan and the team with their energetic jazzercise warm up!!! There were some great moves as you can see from the photos. Thank you Sue and her team.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Lindisfarne for lending marquees and other equipment for use at the walk.

A huge shout out to Wrest Point for lighting up their tower in purple this week in support of our walk.

Thank you to all 211 participants in the walk and every one of your friends, family and colleagues who donated to the walk. Without you we couldn’t raise this money which is so desperately needed to bring us closer to making inroads to the disease.

Lastly but by no means least, thank you to WIN news, ABC Hobart Radio and Southern Cross Media for their coverage on the walk and for drawing awareness to the disease and our efforts to change the outcomes of the disease.

If you missed the WIN News Tasmania coverage you can view it by clicking here.

See you next year!!

Check out the Photo Gallery by clicking here.