Shining in the success of it’s launch last year Purple Lights for Pancreatic Cancer 2017 is going to be better and bigger this year!
During Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month together with Pancreatic Cancer UK and other pancreatic cancer charities we will be lighting the UK purple to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.
What is Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer 2017?
Purple is the colour associated with pancreatic cancer across the globe.
Organised by individuals affected by the disease, the act of lighting up a focal point in a village, town or city symbolises for many a way to remember loved ones who have sadly died of the disease, as well as celebrate the lives of those that have survived and raise vital awareness.
Only 5% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive after five years. This November for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we encourage you to light up your local landmark and put a spotlight on a disease that deserves more recognition.
This is an activity supported by the following UK based charities:
Core, Pancreatic Cancer Action, Pancreatic Cancer Scotland and Pancreatic Cancer UK.
You can read about Purple Lights UK 2016 here!
Head over to the official website purplelightsuk.org to view the map, enter your light up and view the gallery.
- When should I approach my local landmark to ask them to light up?
- What date should I ask them to light up on?
- How should I approach my landmark?
- The landmark I approached has agreed to light up, what should I do now?
- The landmark I approached is happy to light up, but there is a cost involved or I need to supply to filters/gels, what should I do?
- What should I do on the night?
- Can you help me publicise the light up that I have organised?