EMBLETON pancreatic cancer patient Peter Lammas and his family will join 16 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital nurses on a 12km walk to raise awareness and funds for people living with pancreatic cancer.
The Whipples It Good team has raised more than $6000 towards pancreatic cancer research.
They will be taking part in the HBF Run for a Reason on Sunday.
They have also joined the GI Cancer Institute’s Gutsy 100 Runs Challenge
Team member Grace Roberts said it was important to raise awareness about people who suffer through gastro-intestinal cancer illness.
Charity GI Cancer Institute chief executive Russell Conley said support from groups like this team helped raised awareness about digestive cancers which were often “hidden”.
“It is through community support that we can continue to work to find better treatments and improve survival outcomes for people diagnosed with digestive cancers,” he said.
Pancreatic cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of all major cancers, with seven per cent of patients surviving beyond five years after being diagnosed.
To support the ‘Whipples it Good’ team, visit www.gicancer.org.au/whipples