Pyjamas for PanCan
Wear your Pyjamas for a whole day!
Help us say goodnight to pancreatic cancer; the cancer that has been kept in the dark for too long.
With your help in raising funds and awareness we can make sure that more patients are diagnosed at an early stage so that they have the best chance of survival.
Nearly 10,000 people are diagnosed each year with pancreatic cancer and shockingly, the low survival rate has barely changed in over 50 years. Pancreatic Cancer Action are focused on improving early diagnosis for patients and we are on a mission to stamp out late detection!
How can I get involved with Pyjamas for PanCan?
Date: 16th April 2019 (however, you can pick any date in April to take part)
Location: You can take part in your workplace, at school, at a local club – anywhere!
Fundraising: Our Pyjamas for PanCan fundraising pack is having a re-vamp but take a look at some of the fab photos you sent in last year!
If you would like to take part in 2019, please email to let us know!
Spread the word!
Let everyone know what you are doing and why on social media. Sharing photos on Facebook, Instagram and twitter is a great way to raise further awareness of the disease. We love seeing and sharing your photos too so don’t forget to us the hashtag #PJsforPanCan and tag us:
Don’t forget to add our Facebook frame! Just search for ‘Pyjamas for PanCan’ in the profile picture frames.
You can donate online here or you can text donate:
What is pancreatic cancer?
Pancreatic cancer occurs when a malignant tumour forms in the pancreas. The pancreas is part of the digestive system. It has two main roles, to make pancreatic juices which help digest food and to make insulin which helps keep blood sugar levels stable.
Pancreatic cancer is a disease with a very high mortality rate. It has some shocking statistics1
- just 5 per cent of people who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive 5 years
- it has the worse survival rate of all 22 common cancers
- 27 people will be diagnosed each day
- 24 people will die each day
- a person dies every hour from pancreatic cancer
- pancreatic cancer research receives only 3 per cent of overall cancer research funding.
If however pancreatic cancer is found in time for surgery a persons’ chances of survival increase by 30%.