The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers are proud to announce their support of the Wish You Were Here community project to fund the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
The Wanderers association with the foundation hopes to make a difference in the community by raising awareness and funding for Pancreatic Cancer research, treatment and detection.
In the last 40 years, there have been incredible improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of cancers.
Pancreatic Cancer however, falls into a category that is classified as having a low survival rate with only 10% of people surviving once diagnosed.
The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is the only foundation in Australia dedicated to Pancreatic Cancer and wants to offer future patients hope of a better outcome.
The Wish You Were Here community project was named in tribute to all those that were taken by Cancer.
The Western Sydney Wanderers will be supporting the Wish You Were Here team in both their Kokoda Track walk and their gala dinner on 8 November.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO, John Tsatsimas, says that he is proud of the club’s efforts in raising awareness and supporting further Pancreatic Cancer research.
“Our goal is to support the people of Western Sydney in ways that create impact and change,” said Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas.
“We hope our support will lend a voice to the The Wish You Were Here campaign and be another opportunity for our Club to raise awareness and understanding around an issue that affects many but is not widely talked about.”
Con Kanellis from the Wish You Were Here team was enthusiastic about the project and the Wanderers’ support.
"The members of the Wish You Were Here team are excited and thankful at the support being offered by the Western Sydney Wanderers to our project,” said Kanellis.
“We have no doubt that through your support we will extend our reach to the community and increase awareness of this serious issue and we’d like to thank the team from the Wanderers for their support on this project.”
For more details on the Wish You Were Here project and gala dinner visit: wishyouwerehere2017.gofundraise.com.au/