Recognizing World Pancreatic Cancer Day and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Nov. 19, 2020

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and today is World Pancreatic Cancer Day. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is sharing stories from communities that shine a light on research and how supporters are advancing breakthroughs by raising awareness and donating. 

Wearing purple and spreading the word today and this month about pancreatic cancer symptoms and risk factors are just two of the ways you can take action to show your support of the cause. PanCAN is one of more than 95 pancreatic cancer organizations from 35 countries and six continents that participate in World Pancreatic Cancer Day. The organizations are part of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC), of which PanCAN is a founding member. PanCAN’s President and CEO Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA, serves as chair.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day is one initiative of the WPCC. A common goal all WPCC members share is to advance progress for pancreatic cancer patients. The organizations focus on key areas in their own countries – funding research, increasing awareness, advocacy, early detection and enhancing quality of life for pancreatic cancer patients.

On this year’s World Pancreatic Cancer Day, look for members of Congress, the news media, PanCAN supporters and a host of others to wear purple and post on social media. Also, iconic buildings and monuments around the world will be bathed in purple light to call attention to the disease.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has the release.