Walking for a purpose whilst creating lasting memories is what our Unite for Hope Awareness walks are all about.

In 2018, Pancare Foundation launched its first campaign nationally, which was both small in size and uptake. Through the trials of growing a fundraising event and then the Covid years, there was growing concern that even though we were out of lockdown, 2022 encountered the hurdles that many of those in the Not For Profit Health sector faced. Little government funding and public concern regarding group gatherings due to new variants.

But the Fundraising Team were unwavering in their faith, keeping those affected front of mind, and knowing that those who wanted to support and raise funds so desperately, needed these events and more important, needed face-to-face connection.

Why walking with those who share a common motivation creates a spiritual connection that transcends sorrow.

Sunday 13th November 2022 was a beautiful sunny morning in Melbourne and was the last of our National walks. We witnessed over 700 committed individuals in and around Princes Park, which was the greatest number of participants and ultimately, the largest donation tally raised throughout 2022!

National fundraising walks bring us all together in a fun and healthy way, whilst also creating awareness and raising funds for the five upper GI cancers we represent. But we’re also conscious that our community want to walk the walk, to demonstrate comradery and support their loved ones. Whether those who walk are raising funds or are honouring a loved one, reasons are deeply personal and unique, but all of us here at Pancare know how more meaningful this walk is, when we walk together.

Pancare’s mission is to ensure Australians can Unite for Hope.

Our aim is to provide a brighter future for people impacted by upper GI cancers and by people, it is not only those with cancer, but also the families, friends, and colleagues, who are dedicated to fighting these hard to detect, debilitating cancers.

When we delivered the walk as a virtual proposition in 2020 and 2021, we realised that as powerful as face-to-face events are, we can also raise funds in other ways to bring hope and light in a truly difficult time.

Pancare are now focusing on the Eastern Seaboard - Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with the options to “Unite Your Way” or to attend one of our regional pop-up events. These offerings provide support and guidance for those unable to attend designated location-based sites, but still want to show their support and be part of a collective that want to take steps towards finding cures for upper GI cancers.

If you are unable to join us on one of our national walks, click the link below and you can “Unite your Way” or join one of our Pop-Up events.


Supporting patients and their families, from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and beyond.

Through PanSupport, Pancare Foundation’s dedicated support, resource, and information service, we offer support to all Australians affected by upper GI cancers. We provide dedicated online information and resources, on living with an upper GI cancer; including information on diagnosis, treatment options, and health and wellbeing. We have a dedicated Patient and Carer Support Team including an upper GI cancer specialist nurse, support manager and counselling service. In addition, we run patient and carer support groups and host educational webinars on living with upper GI cancers suitable for patients, families, and health care professionals.

Investing in world-class research to advance understanding of upper GI cancers

We support medical cancer research that aims to accelerate advancement in early detection, new treatments, enhanced patient care and clinical trials that help improve outcomes for Australians impacted by upper gastrointestinal cancers.

Thank you for joining us and taking us one step closer to a brighter future for upper GI cancers.