The Foundation

PanKind, The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is exclusively dedicated to pancreatic cancer with a mission to triple survival by 2030.

The Foundation was originally named after Avner Nahmani who was diagnosed with incurable, inoperable pancreatic cancer in September 2007 and died thirteen months later. Like many others who have experienced this disease or witnessed it taking hold of a loved one, Avner, and his wife Caroline, wanted to raise money for this chronically underfunded disease and be able to offer future patients hope of a better outcome.

In 2020, the Foundation changed its name to PanKind, The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation but the Avner name and legacy will live on within our substantial, ongoing research program, to ensure the connection to our origin is never lost.

By joining us at a walk you will be helping us make a greater impact for patients and their families.


Invested $11 million into pancreatic cancer research

Created the first national strategy for pancreatic cancer research

United over 25,000 Australians to raise funds and increase awareness

Driving the agenda and raising the profile of the disease nationwide