November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Every November... mark your calendar
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, known to many as 'PCAM', takes place during November every year - and is the biggest event in the calendar for those committed to taking on pancreatic cancer.
It started in the UK in 2011, having evolved from a Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Week created a few years previously - plus similar projects originating in the United States of America.
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month isn't just in any one country though. It brings together all the pancreatic cancer charities and groups around the whole world into one united, dedicated and hardworking international team - demanding better for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
So every November, people across the globe who want to make pancreatic cancer history gets together and does something great. Will you join us?
Take a look at these 5 activities to see how you can be a part of something amazing this November.
World Pancreatic Cancer Day - 21 November 2019
The third Thursday of November is World Pancreatic Cancer Day - so in 2019 that's 21st November. On this day people across the globe come together to raise awareness about the symptoms and risks of the disease, and the urgent need for earlier detection. So why not join in to share information on the disease, dress in purple or light up landmarks or your home in purple.
- Read more about World Pancreatic Cancer Day (opens in new window)
During PCAM we at Pancreatic Cancer UK are of course very active indeed. But not as active as our amazing fundraisers who #TakeItOn every year! There’s a fundraising option for everyone - take your pick:
- Walk, run or ride 24 miles in Challenge 24
- Bring your friends and family together for a Bake Off
- Support Pancreatic Cancer UK in any way - get some ideas of how to Do Your Own Thing
- Shaving, dyeing or waxing your hair or even dressing purple is an amazing way to take a stand against pancreatic cancer - and Stand Out
By uniting together, we can transform the future for those affected by the disease.
- Take It On and save lives today - visit our Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month fundraising website (opens in new window)
Shining the #PurpleLightsUK
Our supporters also literally shine a light on the issues relating to pancreatic cancer by participating in Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer. Could you help us light up as many landmarks and homes as possible on World Pancreatic Cancer Day on 21st November 2019?
- Head to www.purplelightsuk.org now to find out how you can get involved.
St. Pancreas - yes, we spelled that correctly!
In past years we have been lucky enough to have been invited to change St. Pancras railway station in London, into St Pancreas, for World Pancreatic Cancer Day. We've raised awareness and even quizzed people about where they think their pancreas is.
Last year we launched our biggest ever campaign, called Demand Faster Treatment, in time for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 2018. The petition got over 100,000 signatures - and that massive show of support has been helping us to make the case for faster treatment with governments and decision-makers all across the UK ever since.