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GCF appoints new ambassador

The Gut Cancer Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Briony O’Farrell as our latest ambassador.

After losing her father to pancreatic cancer in 2019, Briony has become a passionate advocate for those affected by pancreatic cancer. She has established the Pancreatic Cancer Aotearoa / New Zealand (PCANZ) support group for pancreatic cancer patients and their loved ones and recently played a key role in GCF’s “It’s About Time” pancreatic cancer awareness month.

GCF EO Liam Willis says, “We have been working closely with Briony for some time so I am thrilled that she has agreed to take on this role and become a key part of the GCF whanau. Her passion and drive to make a difference is inspiring and everyone here at GCF is looking forward to building on the fantastic work we have already done together”.

On taking up the role of ambassador, Briony said, “I am both delighted and honoured to accept the role of GCF Ambassador and see it as an excellent opportunity to further my work in raising awareness about cancers of the digestive system. After losing my father to Pancreatic Cancer in 2019, it has become my mission to help others affected by diseases of this type; to provide support, help to educate, raise awareness and of course, help to raise funding for research and clinical trials. With PCANZ and the GCF joining forces, I truly believe we are on a very promising pathway to helping our loved ones live their lives free of life-threatening gut cancers.”