Articles in Category: 2017

An Inspiring Research Update for Pancreatic Cancer

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 Posted in News, 2017

An Inspiring Research Update for Pancreatic Cancer

In June, Caroline was delighted to spend an inspiring afternoon with two of our Innovation Grant recipients, Associate Professor Phoebe Phillips and Dr George Sharbeen at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre (UNSW Sydney) and hear all about their work, the team's work and have a tour of their lab.

Going Purple For Pancreatic Cancer

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 Posted in News, 2017

Going Purple For Pancreatic Cancer

On the weekend of Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, soccer players across Sydney whose teams had supported the popular #GoingPurpleForPancreaticCancer fundraiser, donned the very distinctive Purple Avner socks to play their games.

Grant Funding for Pancreatic Cancer

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 Posted in News, 2017

Grant Funding for Pancreatic Cancer

We are so excited to announce our 2017 Grant Funding round is now open for applications!! In this round we are making available $2 million which adds to the already $3.9 million allocated through our grants program over the last two years.

Avner Golf Day in memory of Peter Murphy

Thursday, 06 April 2017 Posted in News, 2017

Avner Golf Day in memory of Peter Murphy

On Friday March 24, Des Heffernan organised a golf day at the Mt. Barker-Hahndorf Golf Club in memory of his family friend, Peter Murphy, who lost his battle to Pancreatic Cancer in 2013. Des’ death motivated Peter to do something to help change the statistics by raising money for the Avner Foundation.

Appointment of “Council of Governors”

Thursday, 06 April 2017 Posted in News, 2017

Appointment of “Council of Governors”

On Thursday night we launched a “Council of Governors” for the Foundation. The evening was attended by governors, directors and friends of the Foundation. The governors are people who have helped raise significant funds over the years and through their various activities have brought awareness to this underdog of cancers.

Apple Day for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Initiatives

Thursday, 06 April 2017 Posted in News, 2017

Apple Day for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Initiatives

Anyone who has been involved with Pancreatic Cancer understands its vicious cycle, insufficient awareness and funding means it has fallen way behind in medical research. The lack of research means Pancreatic Cancer is almost always diagnosed when a sufferer is close to death. Almost no survivors means almost no awareness, which is why it receives insufficient funding.