Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the fifth highest cancer killer in Australia, has the lowest survival rate of all the major cancers and the lowest awareness. Yet almost nobody is talking about it.

Pancreatic cancer has no field of women, no pink ladies, no “mo bros”, no celebrity endorsements – and the Pancare Foundation receives zero government funding.

There’s no question it’s the “Unfashionable Cancer”.

The survival rate for pancreatic cancer hasn’t changed significantly for 40 years, which in this era of modern medicine is a major concern.

Our newest International Ambassador, Nelson Aspen has joined the fight against pancreatic cancer.

He’s committed to increasing awareness of this extremely worthy but woefully underfunded cause. We need your help too.

“I hope I can use some of my Australian “good standing” to generate the kind of buzz that Pancare needs in order to raise funds to help the 3000 Australians diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year”.

Help us bring the survival rate into the 21st century! Donate now.

Why have you decided to become an ambassador for the Pancare Foundation in Australia?

Pancreatic cancer is the fifth-highest cancer killer in Australia. But nobody knows about it. Through the Pancare Foundation, I learned that of all the major cancers, it has the lowest survival rate of just 7%, has very low awareness. So when they approached me to be their ambassador, I immediately wanted to be involved.

How does it feel to be an ambassador for such a worthy cause?

I’m thrilled to be involved with such a worthy cause like pancreatic cancer. It’s a deadly disease that is woefully underfunded and doesn’t receive the attention it needs to raise money. It’s also an honour that the Pancare Foundation would consider me as the voice to spread awareness and share their story.

What does it mean for you to support causes such as this?

Pancreatic cancer is not just another “trendy” cause. Just the opposite. Which is why we’re calling it “The Unfashionable Cancer.” The Pancare Foundation receives no government funding and is out there fighting to bring the survival rate into the 21st century.

For me, helping others is something I’m extremely passionate about and I’ve been involved with a number of charitable programs not only back home, but here in Australia as well.

I hope I can use some of my Australian “good standing” to generate the kind of buzz that Pancare needs in order to raise funds to help the 3000 Australians diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year.

What do you think of your celebrity status in Australia?

I’ve always had a long running love affair with Australia. I’m fortunate to have such a great relationship with the industry here, as I’m currently in my 13th year as Show Business Editor for “Sunrise”.