Online Fundraising



We’ve created some answers to the most commonly asked questions but if you need more information or have a specific request, please email

  • General
    • Why is the Avner Foundation holding a virtual event?

      Due to the escalating impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in the interests of the health and safety of all the Foundation’s walk participants, volunteers and partners, we have made the difficult decision change the Put Your Foot Down walk format to a virtual event.

    • Will you hold the PYFD walks face-to-face later in the year?

      We hope to hold some face-to-face walks or events later in 2020 and this will be dependent on advice from state and federal Health Departments. We will keep our community updated as information becomes available.

  • Registration
    • When does registration open?

      Online registration is open now!

    • How do I take part in the walk?

      If you’d like to participate you can register by entering your details and paying the $25 per adult registration fee. You will receive a receipt and instructions on how to participate in the virtual walk and manage your fundraising page.

    • How much does it cost?

      Adult (over 18yrs) $25.00
    • Can children participate?

      A child’s participation is strictly at the discretion of their parent (s) or legal guardian. Apologies, children are not permitted to be individually registered or create fundraising pages for this event.

    • Was my registration successful?

      Once you submit your donation and complete the form you will receive a confirmation email.

    • When do registrations close?

      Registrations are open until 5.00 pm on Saturday 30 May.

    • Can I get a refund if I can’t complete the distance I nominate?

      Under the terms and conditions of entry, we are sorry there are no refunds or transfers.

    • I am having trouble registering/setting up a fundraising page.

      GoFundraise provides support for people experiencing problems with the registration process ?lease contact the helpdesk on: or 1300 889 272.

  • Walking during May
    • Is it safe to walk outdoors during the COVID-19 situation?

      We ask our supporters to follow the advice of their state and federal health department on social and physical distancing at any given time. Please check your state’s Health Department updates, those websites can be accessed here.

    • What should I wear?

      Purple is the international colour of pancreatic cancer so we encourage everyone to get their purple on to show their support! The outfits we see each year are great, and show the dedication of our supporters. There is a prize for best dressed/most creative outfit at each walk!

      Please send us your photos and post them on social media using the hashtag: #PutYourFootDownSolo and #pancreaticccancer

    • Is Avner Foundation merchandise available?

      Yes, please click through to our online store to buy T-shirts, socks, caps and Avner pins.

    • How long should I walk?

      The beauty of the Put Your Foot Down Solo walk is that you can choose the distance of the traditional walk (5km) or a distance that best suits you to complete over the month of May.

    • Will you still be offering prizes?

      Yes. The highest fundraiser in each state (both individual and team) will receive a prize at the completion of the campaign. Prizes for best dressed will also be awarded and recognised on social media.

    • How can I connect my fitness app to my GoFundraise Account?

      Track the distance you walk with your Fitbit or Strava Account. Both these apps can be connected to your Fundraising Page so people can see how well you're doing in your fitness challenge. For instructions on how to connect your fitness app, follow this link.

  • Fundraising
    • What do you mean by Fundraising?

      Fundraising is an essential part of helping us meet our mission of increasing survival rates and quality of life for patients through medical research - we need your help. Your fundraising page is automatically generated when you register so please spread the word and ask your friends and family to support your walk.

    • How do I Fundraise?

      We have created some Fundraising tips and ideas to help you - don’t forget the highest individual and team fundraisers in each state will win prizes which will be announced when the walk is completed!

    • What is a team fundraising page?

      Someone who makes a donation and enters into the campaign can also set up a team. Other people walking in May can join that team to multiply the impact of their efforts. This works as it normally would traditionally.

      It’s simplest if your team leader registers first and creates the team. Once the team is set up, additional members can join when they make their donation and they are part of the campaign.

      If you are having trouble joining a team, please contact the helpdesk on: or 1300 889 272.

    • How can people donate to support my walk?

      Anyone can contribute to your fundraising page - they simply need to click on the “Support a Walker” button. This will give them the option to select the person or team they want to donate to and enter their payment details.

      The most efficient way of contributing money to the foundation is through your fundraising page, however, supporters can also donate offline.

      Offline donations:


      • Credit card email with donation details.
      • Cheques can be mailed to us at The Avner Foundation PO Box 1216 Manly NSW 1655


    • Are donations tax deductible?

      Yes, all donations above $2 are tax deductible, however, walker registration fees are not.

    • Where does the money go?

      All profits raised from our walks (registrations, donations and merchandise) go toward achieving our mission of dramatically improving survival rates and quality of life for pancreatic cancer patients.

      The Avner Foundation has donated $7.6 into cutting-edge medical research since 2008 and we will continue to focus on funding research to find a breakthrough. Find out more about our grants and research program.

    • How do you keep costs down?

      Thanks to our generous corporate sponsors we are able to keep the costs of running our traditional walks to a minimum. Woolworths Limited supply gift vouchers and donate products/prizes, Coca-Cola Amatil donates the drinks, Wellcom prints our posters, Beak and Johnston donate the sausages, Red Jelly design our posters and muk Haircare supply our prizes at our face-to-face events. We will let you all know how we award and deliver prizes in 2020.

  • What does the Avner Foundation do?
    • The Avner Foundation is the only charity in Australia exclusively dedicated to pancreatic cancer.

      Our mission is to dramatically increase survival rates and quality of life for Australians impacted by the disease.

      We have invested over $7.6 million across 28 research projects at universities and institutions, funding some of Australia?top research talent.

      We have created a national Network of Excellence and work collaboratively with government and other bodies to find solutions and opportunities to fast track progress.

      We unite the against the disease to make a big impact through awareness raising and community engagement events and initiatives.