The money raised during Remember September directly supports PanKind’s mission to triple the pancreatic cancer survival rate by 2030 and dramatically improve outcomes for people impacted by the disease.
Why are the funds you raise so important?
Because 68 Australians die from pancreatic cancer every week, and 12 people will be diagnosed every day.
Pancreatic cancer is now the 3rd biggest cancer killer of Australians, and it is the Cancer of our Generation.
In fact, this year, almost as many people will die from pancreatic cancer as breast cancer. But if you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the outlook is much more positive! Your chances of survival are over 90%. But if you are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, there is only a 12.2% chance you’ll be alive in 5 years.
Early-stage pancreatic cancer rarely causes symptoms. More than 80% of pancreatic cancers are found once they have spread to other organs, making surgery impossible.
These stats are devastating – and they’ve not changed in 40 years due to a lack in government funding.
But the funds you raise WILL save lives.
By taking part in Remember September and raising funds, you’ll help fund research to increase the survival rate for pancreatic cancer patients.
PanKind’s focus is to fund early detection, optimise current treatments and identify new treatments. Nothing will make as great an impact on survival as diagnosing people with pancreatic cancer earlier.
Research WILL save lives. Sign up today and help save lives.
The only charity in Australia exclusively dedicated to pancreatic cancer
We have invested over $12 million across 59 high-calibre research projects at universities and institutions, funding some of Australia’s top research talent
Our independent Scientific Advisory Panel is made up of globally recognised scientific and medical experts who are responsible for assessing our research investments Our research investment has been leveraged by grant recipients for an additional $10.1 million in funding
We have united over 30,000 people against the disease through nationwide community engagement events in 8 capital cities, increasing awareness, engagement and community support
Through our National Patient and Carer Support Hub we are connecting patients and carers to credible information, support, available trials, and pancreatic cancer experts across Australia
We launched a national awareness campaign with the Cancer of our Generation report, educating the Australian public on pancreatic cancer statistics, reaching almost 1 million Australians with key information
We are the voice of the people, advocating for the best possible outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families