Pancare raising awareness at a shopping centre near you
Pancare Foundation is pleased to partner with Adflex Marketing and Loyalty Promotions again this year to continue to raise greater awareness of upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers in communities across Australia. The ‘Support, Save & Win’ promotion will help provide vital funds for Pancare’s support services for patients and families impacted by these cancers, and investment into research towards earlier detection and improved treatments.
Have you seen Pancare representatives at your local shopping centre recently? Here’s why!
Adflex Marketing and Loyalty Promotions have been engaged to conduct the promotion on Pancare’s behalf via face to face fundraisers and tele-fundraisers in community spaces across Australia. The promotion offers members of the community the chance to access exclusive discounts, all while doing good and supporting a great cause. The purchaser will receive a promotional code which gives access to exclusive deals, and as an added bonus for every e-voucher purchased they receive an entry into a major draw for a chance to win $250,000 cash or other prizes to that value.
You can help support us by purchasing e-vouchers starting from $25. All purchases can be made here: https://www.pancareshop.com.au/
Starting a conversation around the symptoms of upper GI cancers
Pancare Foundation CEO Doug Hawkins said the campaign was helping start a conversation about symptoms of upper GI cancers and increasing knowledge and understanding within the community. “The more people you talk to, the more you realise that these cancers have touched the lives of so many Australians. Last year’s campaign was a great success, with over $227K raised for our cause and we hope to again achieve successful results in our 2022/23 campaign. The awareness and funds raised through this initiative are critical in helping Pancare accelerate survival rates and deliver essential support to the thousands of Australians affected by upper GI cancers every year”, he said.
Adflex sales agent Shannon who lost her grandfather to pancreatic cancer said helping to raise the profile for upper GI cancers and Pancare was personally rewarding. “The upper GI cancers that Pancare support have such shockingly low survival rates, and it is so important to be able to raise funds not only for research but also to be able to support families and those living with cancer financial and emotional support. It has been an amazing experience to educate people in the general public on these issues and bring so much more awareness to this much needed cause. There have been people that have shared their own amazing stories and also those who have been moved by the work that we are doing as fundraisers on behalf of Pancare.”
Over 13,000 Australians are expected to be diagnosed with an upper gastrointestinal cancer this year alone and over 8,800 will die from these diseases this year. Often referred to as a silent killer; upper GI cancers including pancreatic, liver, stomach, biliary and oesophageal cancers; tend to go undiagnosed in the early stages due to the presentation of vague symptoms. With no early detection tests, limited treatment options and severely underfunded research, the average five-year survival rate across the five cancers is just 22.7%.
National exposure to support Pancare’s strategic plan
The national exposure that the ‘Support, Save and Win’ promotion brings, supports Pancare’s strategic plan – to raise community awareness about upper GI cancers, to continue to increase investment into patient and carer support services to reach a higher proportion of those Australians currently living with an upper GI cancer; and to additionally increase investment into research that contributes to a doubling of the five-year survival rate across the Upper GI cancers by 2030.
For queries regarding the Pancare Support, Save, & Win fundraising campaign, please call 1800 318 600
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