On World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD), which takes place on Thursday 16th November, people around the world will unite to ‘Demand Better. For Patients. For Survival.’in the fight against pancreatic cancer, starting with earlier diagnosis.
Our CEO and founder, Ali Stunt, is chair of the World Pancreatic Cancer Day committee and has overseen the development of this year’s ‘Demand Better’ theme.
For too long, pancreatic cancer was a neglected cancer, but that’s changing now with initiatives such as World Pancreatic Cancer Day that bring greater attention, awareness and, hopefully, better outcomes, to this deadly disease.
As well as wearing purple on WPCD, have a look below at some of the ways other ways you can support the day and raise awareness.
Spread the word online
World Pancreatic Cancer Day is a great opportunity to use social media to help educate your family, friends and colleagues about pancreatic cancer. It’s a great day to share our new symptoms song, pancreatic cancer aware quiz and the WPCD posts.
Visit a Purple Lights Landmark
Over 50 landmarks will be lighting up purple on 16th November. Head to the Purple Lights page to find out if there is one lighting up near you.
If you do go along, please take some pictures and share them with us.
Ask your MP to demand better
The focus of our campaigning this Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month is sharing the recommendations from our ‘Tackling inequalities in pancreatic cancer care’ roundtable held in October last year.
Why not write to your MP about the report and the roundtable recommendations?
Tune into our BBC Radio 4 Appeal
At 3:27pm on World Pancreatic Cancer Day, tune in to BBC Radio 4 to hear our patron, Nick Hewer, present our BBC Radio 4 Appeal.
You can also hear the appeal on BBC Radio 4 Appeal site.
Sign up to a challenge for PCA
Have you thought about taking on a challenge to raise vital funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action?
We have lots of challenges you can take part in.
If you sign up to one, why not tell everyone about it on World Pancreatic Cancer Day?