Olutoyin Sakutu, from London, will be holding an awareness event on the 16th November, World Pancreatic Cancer Day, to help raise vital awareness and funds for the disease. Olutoyin will be holding the event at her company – Nigerian Diaspora Connect Association – at the Migrants Organise in Thorpe Close, London, from 11.30- 2.30pm.
NDC Association have chosen Pancreatic Cancer Action, who raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease so that early diagnosis is possible, as their charity of the year.
The purple themed day will be packed with workshops, information, and advice on pancreatic cancer as well as general health and wellbeing talks. The day will be followed by a fundraising evening and an auction to help raise funds and further awareness of the disease.
Olutoyin says “We are doing this event because we feel there is not much awareness on Pancreatic Cancer and some of the team members including myself have lost loved ones to Pancreatic Cancer hence the passion to support Pancreatic Cancer Action.”
Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s 5th biggest cancer killer. The survival rate is just 5% which is the lowest of any cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer. The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes, and launch awareness campaigns.
Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are delighted that Nigerian Diaspora Connect Association have chosen us as their Charity of the year and are excited to work with them.”
“We are thrilled to be working with the NDC Association and it is fantastic that they want to raise vital awareness for the disease. Please back them in their fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.”