This globally recognised initiative is our community’s time to raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer, to advocate for increased funding, celebrate survivors, and remember the loved ones we have lost.
Because most people have few if any, detectable symptoms in the early stages, this aggressive cancer is typically diagnosed at later, more advanced stages.
Raising awareness is critical for earlier detection and treatment leading to significantly improved patient outcomes.
This year, more than 4506 Australians are projected to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancers and despite having some of the lowest survival rates of all major cancers, it remains one of the most underfunded cancers in Australia.
Ways you can get involved this November:
💜 Share our posts throughout November to raise awareness
💜 Show your love and support to those fighting the battle
💜 Create a fundraiser in memory or support of a loved one
World Pancreatic Cancer Day
World Pancreatic Cancer Day, held on November 16, 2023, is a global initiative that aims to raise awareness and support for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is a particularly aggressive and often deadly form of cancer, and increasing awareness is crucial for early detection and improving survival rates. This day serves as a platform for various organizations and individuals to come together and take action to combat this disease.
The theme for this year, ‘Hello Pancreas,’ is a creative and engaging way to encourage people to become more aware of the pancreas’s essential role in the body’s everyday functioning. By learning about the pancreas and its functions, individuals can gain a better understanding of the importance of this organ. This knowledge can lead to increased awareness of pancreatic cancer symptoms and risk factors, which, in turn, can contribute to early detection and improved survival rates for those affected by the disease.
World Pancreatic Cancer Day is not only a day of awareness but also a call to action. It encourages people to learn about the risks and symptoms of pancreatic cancer, advocate for more research funding, and take steps to make the world more aware of this deadly disease.
By coming together on this day and throughout the year, the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition and other organisations are working towards a future where pancreatic cancer is better understood, detected earlier, and ultimately, where more lives can be saved through improved treatments and interventions.
Light up Purple
Ahead of World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day which, this year, falls on Thursday the 16th of November, The Pancare Foundation is proudly working with other members of the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Alliance to Light Australia Purple this November, to raise more awareness of the disease during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. From the Big Banana to the MCG , iconic locations across Australia will light up their buildings purple to raise important awareness for this devastating disease during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
See a full list of the locations set to light up purple this November below
- The Big Banana – 16 November
- Story Bridge – 15 November
- Reddacliff Statues – 15 November
- Victoria Bridge – 15 November
- City Hall – 15 November
- King George Square – 15 November
- Wickham Terrace Car Park – 15 November
- Breakfast Creek Bridge – 15 November
- Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge – 16 November
- Government House – 16 November
- Queensland Country Bank Stadium – 16 November
- Townsville Sign – 16 November
- Wharton Reef Bridge – 16 November
- Victoria Bridge – 16 November
- George Roberts Bridge – 16 November
- Old Magistrates Court House – 16 November
- Flinders Square – 16 November
- Little Fletcher Bridge – 16 November
- Central Park Boardwalk – 16 November
- The MCG – 16 November
- AAMI Park – 14 & 16 November
- Kingston Clock Tower – 16 November
- Luna Park Melbourne – 17 November
- Adelaide Oval – 16 & 17 November
- Tasman Bridge – 12-16 November
- Rose Garden Bridge – 13-19 November
- Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre – 13-19 November
- Cardinal Lights – 13-19 November
- Franklin Square Fountain – 13-19 November
- Elizabeth Mall – 13-19 November
- Kennedy Lane – 13-19 November
- Crowne Plaza Hobart – 16 November
- Wrest Point – 16 November
- Launceston Town Hall (St John Street Facade) – 16 November
- paranaple convention centre – 16 November
- Glenorchy Council Chambers – 12-19 November
- Matagarup Bridge – 15 November
- Mounts Street Bridge – 15 November
- Sky Ribbon – 15 November
- Joondalup Drive Bridge – 15 November
- Northbridge Tunnel – 15 November
- The Bell Tower – 15-16 November
- Busselton Civic Centre – 16 November
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