In the lead-up to Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 2016, we have linked up with Pancreatic Cancer UK, Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, the CORE charity and the Operation Henry Trust to launch Purple Lights for Pancreatic Cancer for Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer/
More information is available on the official website www.purplelightsuk.org.
What is Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer?
Purple is the colour associated with pancreatic cancer across the globe. The lighting up of buildings, landmarks and venues purple has become increasingly popular over the last few years in the UK.
Largely 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.
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, The Operation Henry Trust, Pancreatic Cancer Action, Pancreatic Cancer Scotland and Pancreatic Cancer UK.