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What is Remember September?

Remember September is about making a much-needed difference to this world, one step at a time. It's about encouraging positive lifestyle changes, keeping healthy, and raising much-needed awareness and funds for Pancreatic Cancer research

The facts: In Australia, 3,271 new cases of Pancreatic Cancer will be diagnosed this year (2017) and 2,915 Australian lives will be lost… Only 8% of those diagnosed will survive 5 years from their diagnosis. Many other cancers have seen improvements in survival rates, such as breast cancer’s 90% 5-year survival rate. Compare that 90% to pancreatic cancer’s 7%…

Maybe… just maybe… one day, no one will need to suffer at the hands of this horrific disease like our family did – our father Danny (63yo) fought a 9 month battle in 2014 and our cousin Danielle (33yo) had less than 6 weeks from her diagnosis in 2012.

What is the month-long challenge?

Participants who sign-up to the Remember September challenge:

  • Give up ALL liquids except for pure water for the entire month of September. That means foregoing their favourite drinks such as coffee, tea, beer, wine, juices? Everything!
  • In doing so, they raise much-needed awareness for Pancreatic Cancer; and seek support through fundraising from their community to raise much-needed funds for Pancreatic Cancer research.
  • Get a free Remember September bottle! Brand new this year, challengers will receive a special Remember September water bottle. Challengers are encouraged to use the bottle to drink their H20 and post their photos on social media using the hashtag #SeptemberIsToRemember - An enormous thank you to Cavendish for sponsoring our amazing purple bottles!
  • Need a night off the challenge during the month? The Purple Pass will help! A Purple Pass will give a Remember September challenger a free pass from the challenge for that special occasion. Maybe you’re attending a wedding or maybe you’re doing a marathon. A challenger can purchase themselves a Purple Pass by simply donating (any chosen amount) to their own profile.

Where does the money go?

All funds raised by Remember September directly support the Avner Foundation’s programs that invest in the disease.

Want to get involved?

  1. Want to take on the challenge? Sign up for the month-long challenge today and we promise it will be the most rewarding 30 days of your year!Accept the Challenge Now!
  2. Want to sponsor a challenger or the team? You will have the option to either sponsor a specific challenger or sponsor the team/Remember September cause as a whole. Sponsor a Challenger now!
  3. Please spread the word! Like and Share Remember September on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram


Interested in the full story behind Remember September? Click the 'Remember September' tab at the top of your screen!

In 2014, Ben raised $15,600 doing the challenge for the first time. In Remember September's inaugural year in 2015, 20 brave challengers raised another $16,800 from over 190 amazing donors. In 2016, 37 challengers raised $27,800 from over 360 donors.

To date, we have raised over $60,000 to help beat this disease! What can we achieve in 2017?!


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Top Individuals

  • David Wilheim * Remember September 2017 * $5,983.38
  • Alanna Riley Alanna's September Challenge $5,609.29
  • Paul Whittingham Paul's September Challenge $4,024.86
  • Ben Wilheim Ben's Remember September! $2,837.10
  • Megan Walters Megan's September Challenge $2,377.50
Supporters Amount Message
Benjamin Wilheim $326.00 Funds raised the the 'Cheers to October' celebration event by bottles and raffle tickets!
Jason Stoch $25.00
Phoebe Roth $25.00
Nikkita Mitchell $25.00
Erin Kelly $25.00 Amazing work guys!
Julie Soai $10.00 Go Richard Heng! Pengyou shi hen hao, hen lei ????
Rita Goldstone $25.00 With good memories of a wonderful husband and father. Rita Goldstone
Simona Weiner $50.00
Hazel Baker $100.00
Violet Browne $25.00 Hi Ben, I commend your efforts. I too lost my Dad to pancreatic cancer and he was gone in 5 1/2 months. More than nything, it was devastating seeing him lose weight rapidly, with his pants falling down and being unable to keep food down. It's a horrible, horrible disease and I can't believe there has been little or no progress with to date. I wish you well in your efforts and sadly, I'd already committed to Steptember, otherwise I would accept the challenge. Next year for sure! Best wishes Violet Browne
Simon Herreen $25.00