Turn it Purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: Lighting up Buildings

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Each year, iconic landmarks and venues across the world have joined the fight against pancreatic cancer. By illuminating landmarks or buildings, they have helped put a bright spotlight on the disease during November, which is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

It looks like there will be many UK buildings taking part this year.  So far, we have had confirmation from our supporters that Blackpool Tower, Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Belfast City Hall, SEE-Hydro in Glasgow, Steve Prescott Bridge in Hull and Oban McCaig’s Tower have all pledged to light up purple for pancreatic cancer.

Could you help us increase this number by contacting your local landmarks or venues to ask if they could illuminate their building purple in Awareness Month? November 1st is ideal as it is the beginning of Awareness Month but if not, any time in November would be fantastic.

We have created this template e-mail that you can use if you wish.  Please call us on 030 040 1770 if you have any questions.

Dear XXX,

I am writing to ask for your help in raising awareness of a cause close to my heart.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and along with the global pancreatic cancer community, we are determined to raise awareness of this terrible disease in any way we can.

 

The charity, Pancreatic Cancer Action, and their supporters are determined to turn the country purple on Saturday 1st November to launch the start of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which will help raise awareness of pancreatic cancer among the public and attract media attention.  Ultimately, we want to raise awareness of a little known disease and its symptoms so that more people will be diagnosed early.

So far, Blackpool Tower, Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Belfast City Hall, SEE-Hydro in Glasgow, Steve Prescott Bridge in Hull and Oban McCaig’s Tower have all pledged to light up purple for pancreatic cancer.

Could you join them by lighting up the XXX purple for us on 1stNovember?  If needed, the charity can supply you with any materials that you need to make this happen.

Pancreatic cancer is the fifth deadliest cancer in the UK with the lowest survival rate of all 21 common cancers – just 3%!  Every day, 24 people lose their battle with the disease. The majority of patients will only have survived 3-6 months since diagnosis.

If you agree to help us, the charity will be in contact with local media as well as publicising your participation on our website, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

I look forward to your response.

Kind regards,

XXX