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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Get Involved

This November there are many fantastic ways you can help us Shine a Light on pancreatic cancer, and raise vital funds for new research and clinical trials.

Buy your tickets now for the inaugural PanCan Gala, sign up to host a Big Purple Dinner or make a donation. All money raised will help fund vital research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer patients in New Zealand.

Join us for the PanCan Gala

Friday, November 18 2022.

Auckland War Memorial Museum

The PanCan Gala is the centerpiece of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and the vision of a dedicated and skilled committee of pancreatic cancer advocates led by GCF's pancreatic cancer ambassador, Nyree Smith.

Guided by your host and MC, actor Mark Hadlow, guests will enjoy an elegant evening of food, drink, and entertainment from supremely talented New Zealand musician, Phil Madsen

All proceeds from the PanCan Gala will support GCF’s efforts to fund research, patient support and awareness campaigns for pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding Round

This November, the Gut Cancer Foundation is offering a grant of $100,000 for a clinical trial or pre-clinical research designed to improve the detection, diagnosis or treatment of pancreatic cancer in New Zealand. 

This grant will be made possible thanks to the amazing support of the PanCan Gala, and GCF's wonderful supporters.

With applications now closed we know already that demand outweighs the funds currently available. That is why your support is so vital this November. The more we are able to raise from the gala, and our Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month activities, the more applications we will be able to support.

Make a donation towards our Pancreatic Cancer Funding Round

Be part of the Big Purple Dinner

Join us to host a Purple Dinner your way and raise vital funds for pancreatic cancer research and awareness.

Choose your date, invite your friends, plan your menu, and on the night of your Big Purple Dinner, dress up purple and have some fun. Check out our recipes page for some inspiring purple food. But if you have your own favourite recipes, that's no problem - you can cook whatever you like!

Setup up your own online fundraising page to help you collect donations from your dinner guests.

Light it Purple

This November we want to Shine a Light on Pancreatic Cancer by Lighting New Zealand Purple! Landmarks from around the country will be turning purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day on Thursday, November 17th.