On Sunday, March 26, our first “Put Your Foot Down” walk for Pancreatic Cancer for 2017 was held in Perth. The people of Perth never disappoint and we set a new record for participants and funds raised.
As always we had a wonderful turnout and had 381 registered walkers descend on Sir James Mitchell Park dressed creatively in Purple. Even our four-legged friends were catered for as this is the first walk where we have sold our special Avner Foundation “Put Your Paw Down” dog leads.
We have to thank our wonderful Perth planning team, Anthea and Len, who put so much of their time and energy into making this walk such a success again this year. We couldn’t hold our walks without the efforts of our incredible volunteers in each state and we thank the amazing efforts of all the Perth volunteers for manning the merchandise stall, registering our walkers and helping out wherever and whenever needed.
A very special thank you to Woolworths WA for donating the groceries and especially Dominique who tirelessly organises the Woolworths support team and manages the BBQ every year. Our hungry walkers and volunteers were very grateful!
A huge thank you also to our incredible sponsors Coca-Cola Amatil, Beak & Sons, Muk Haircare, Wellcom and Red Jelly for the donation of products and services. It is only through their help that the maximum can be raised to further research into Pancreatic Cancer.
We were so lucky to have Professor Marco Falasca from Curtin University attend the walk and update us on his research which has been made possible by a 2016 Avner's Foundation Accelerator Grant. It was wonderful to hear firsthand where our fundraising efforts are going to and the inroads that are being made into Pancreatic Cancer research.
Thank you to Fergie for doing such a thorough job warming up all our walkers and the volunteers from St. Johns Ambulance who were there to assist our first aid assistants Julie and Jo.
Thank you to all who registered, fundraised, donated and dressed up for the walk today - you are helping make survival possible for Pancreatic Cancer.
We hope to see you all next year!
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