Share it Purple

Talking about pancreatic cancer and sharing posters and facts are great ways to raise awareness this November.

Online In your community With GPs and medical professionals
With your local press Get in touch with local businesses Businesses

Online #turnitpurple

Raise awareness on social media by using our Twibbon on your Twitter and Facebook profile. Simply click ‘Update Profile Picture’, ‘Add frame’ and search Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month!

Take photos and videos of all the Turn it Purple action and share it which us on:

In your community

Order one of our FREE Turn it Purple Packs and distribute awareness materials wherever you can- workplaces, libraries, shops etc.

Visit your local supermarket, pharmacy or community centre to find out if they’d allow you to set up an awareness stand.

One of the simplest and most effective ways to spread the word is to talk about pancreatic cancer with as many people as possible. We have lots of free awareness materials that you can use.

With GPs and medical professionals

At Pancreatic Cancer Action we strongly believe that raising awareness of pancreatic cancer and the its signs and symptoms can save lives. One of PCA’s key objectives is to offer free education to primary care professionals.

You can help us to achieve this by talking to your local GP practice about pancreatic cancer and by letting them know about our free e-learning module for GPs.  We can provide materials to help you do this…

Order your GP awareness pack to take into your local GP surgery today! 

With local press

Get in touch with local businesses

If you want to get in touch with local businesses, we have created a template e-mail/letter for you to get started:


You can encourage your local business-  whether its a cafe, pharmacy, shoe shop, hairdresser- to to decorate their display windows with all purple items! For more info get in touch with

Example: Stonehouse Ward

abbaStonehouse Ward at Derriford Hospital took part in Turn it Purple 2015! The ward was decorated with purple bunting, the staff wore purple and there was a cake sale and raffle. There were also leaflets and information regarding pancreatic cancer available.

Nicky Metcalfe who is a Matron for Surgery at the hospital said:

“As we are the hepatobiliary surgical ward for the south west peninsula and our patients are very important to us. They undergo a gruelling time from diagnosis to major surgery and then complex recovery. The ward nurses wanted to do something physically on the ward to show our patients that we are committed and to also raise awareness across the hospital about this disease.”

The hospital raised a total of £840 for Pancreatic Cancer Action!!


Involve your workplace in Turn it Purple or You can encourage local businesses to get involved by sending them a Turn It Purple for Pancreatic Cancer Letter and Turn It Purple Advice for Businesses poster