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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 Make It Purple Long Lunch, 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 Make It Purple Long Lunch

Thursday November 16, 2023

A sophisticated, intimate afternoon with live and silent auctions,  alluring entertainment, and complimentary food & beverages. All funds raised go towards pancreatic cancer support, awareness and research.

Dress up or accessorize in purple and help us raise awareness and funds to support those impacted by pancreatic cancer.

All proceeds from the Make It Purple Long Lunch will support GCF’s efforts to fund research, patient support and awareness campaigns for pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding

Thanks to fantastic support across past awareness campaigns and from the inaugural PanCan Gala, GCF is currently funding 3 clinical trials for pancreatic cancer here in New Zealand. These trials target 3 different sets of patients with the aim of:

  • Preventing pancreatic cancer in high-risk patients

  • Helping patients qualify for surgery and reducing the risk of cancer recurrence

  • Extending life expectancy and improving quality of life for patients with advanced, metastatic pancreatic cancer

But we are only just scratching the surface. GCF is currently inundated with applications for research across all cancers of the digestive system, and we need more support to meet this demand.

Make a donation to Pancreatic Cancer Research

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.