Pancare Foundation are a leading charity committed to inspiring hope, raising awareness, supporting families and funding research for upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers – pancreatic, liver, stomach, biliary and esophageal cancers.
With some of the lowest survival rates out of all the major cancers, it’s our mission to improve survival and support for Australians diagnosed with upper GI cancers. We provide support for people living with cancer and their families from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and beyond. We also fund world-leading research to increase survival and improve treatment options.
Upper GI cancers account for approximately one in five cancer deaths each year. They often go undiagnosed in the early stages due to the presentation of vague symptoms such as nausea, pain in the upper abdomen, loss of appetite, weight loss and tiredness. Currently, no early detection tests are available.
Once these cancers reach advanced stages, their spread to other nearby organs means that any chance of curative surgery is effectively eliminated and survival is drastically reduced.
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Hitting the high notes in the battle against pancreatic cancer
The anthem, Impressions of You has grown from small beginnings to representing pancreatic and Upper GI cancers on the global stage. The song and music video have also been played to live audiences of over a quarter of a million people at football grounds in England, Scotland, Denmark, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Written by Tony Hughes as a tribute to a close friend’s son who tragically died of pancreatic cancer in March 2022, the song began to attract significant interest following Pancare’s adoption of the project. Performers and technicians all donated their time and expertise to create this beautiful piece of music and film with all royalties going directly to supporting Pancare’s programs.
Pancreatic cancer organisations and federations across the world have embraced the song which will represent the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition as an anthem for World Pancreatic Cancer Day on November 16th 2023. We are also delighted that the UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) in Geneva have also endorsed the song to become a World Cancer Day Anthem for World Cancer Day 2024 on February 4th. The song produced for the Pancare Foundation in Australia will now represent all cancers on the global stage, further raising awareness for pancreatic and Upper GI cancers and sharing a central campaign message that ‘no one should have to face cancer alone.’
Amy Manford – Lead Vocals
Tony Hughes – Keyboards
Colin Herbert – Keyboards
Greg Shultz – Piano
The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts Chamber Orchestra
Churchlands Senior High School Year 10 Choir – Choral Harmonies
Harbourside Village Choir – Choral Harmonies
Music and Lyrics:
Arrangement and advisors:
Ben Bull and Tony Hughes – Choral harmonies
Greg Shultz – Orchestral Score
Tim White – Head of Classical Music The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts – Orchestral coordination
Mirelle Hopwood, Ensemble Director, Churchlands Senior High School
Colin Herbert, Director of Music – Harbourside Village Choir
Jamie Di’Florio, Superfreak Studios, Joondalup
Kieran Kenderessy, Sound Engineer, Audio Ninja
William Bowden, Sound Mastering Engineer, King Willy Sound
Music Video Production:
Made by students of the WA Screen Academy at Edith Cowan University for training purposes only.
Ellie: Grace Gemmell
Sissy: Adriana Carlino
Grandmother: Wendy Herbert
Director – Robert Baird
Producer – Lora Ntounia
Cinematographers – Krystal Butterworth & Eamon Zuvich
Cinematographer – (Superfreak studio footage) Mark Hughes
Editor – Joel Victor Radovan
Drone Pilot – Josh Zimmermann
Stills photography – Lora Ntounia & Brandon McMahon
Technical Director – Ben Wright
Executive Producer – Cathy Henkel, Director of the WA Screen Academy
International Publishing and Distribution:
Clive Hodson – Perfect Pitch Publishing
West Australian Academy of Performing Arts
West Australian Screen Academy
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