Global Media Goes Purple on World Pancreatic Cancer Day
Media outlets across the globe helped raise awareness of the symptoms and risks associated with the world’s toughest cancer on World Pancreatic Cancer Day, inspiring people to take action and Demand Better. For Patients. For Survival.
Below are a few worldwide media highlights:
- Australia: From an indigestion diagnosis to almost certain death via The Daily Telegraph
- Canada: How one man beats the odds against pancreatic cancer via CTV
- Italy: Cancro pancreas killer: +60% casi in 15 anni via ADN Kronos
- South Africa: #PancreaticCancerDay: More needed in the fight against the disease via IOL Mercury
- United Kingdom: Signs of pancreatic cancer often not taken seriously, charity says via Daily Mail
- United States: It’s Time To Demand Better For Those Fighting The World’s Toughest Cancer via The Huffington Post
World Pancreatic Cancer Day, which is observed around the globe each November during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, is a one-day event aimed at raising critical global awareness of the disease and motivating people to take action.
Every day, more than 1,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Within that amount, an estimated 985 will die from the disease. Additionally, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate among all major cancers, and in nearly every country, it is the only one with a single-digit, five-year survival rate (two to nine percent). These stunning figures are not merely statistics; they represent family members, friends and colleagues living around the world.
The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition comprises more than 60 pancreatic cancer organizations and advocacy groups across the globe in efforts to raise awareness of the world’s toughest cancer and highlight the need for greater funding and research.
World Pancreatic Cancer Day, which is championed by the Coalition, will take place in 2018 on Thursday, Nov. 15. Learn more at worldpancreaticancerday.org. Follow the WPCC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.