Montague Markets Supports Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Montague Markets is supporting Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November.

Montague Markets local, Judi Adams is on a mission to raise awareness of the symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer in the hopes of helping even just one person to take action if they are experiencing symptoms.

Photography: Antonia O’Flaherty

Here at Montague Markets, we want to help support our local Customer Judi bring much needed attention to the important work she is doing in raising awareness for Pancreatic Cancer.

Judi has dedicated almost 20 years to raising funds for Breast Cancer Research for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Her work was recognised in her home state of Tasmania, receiving the NBCF Patron Award in 2013, Glenorchy Citizen of the Year in 2014, represented Tasmania in the Australian of the Year Awards after winning a Tasmanian Local Hero Award in 2018.

In 2018 Judi also made the move to Brisbane, where she joined the Mother’s Day Classic Committee and assisted launching the Pinktober Fundraiser in Queensland. However, in 2021 she received a diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer after experiencing stomach pain, back pain and a sudden loss of appetite. She later found out there was an 8-centimetre tumour growing in her pancreas.

After her diagnosis, she turned her focus to raising awareness for Pancreatic Cancer. This year she has partnered with PanKind The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness of the symptoms and light cities around the country purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day on 17 November this year.

Judie’s message after diagnosis is, “to be aware of any changes and symptoms and to tell your GP everything that’s going on with your body.” Early detection is key to successful treatment of Pancreatic Cancer.