World Pancreatic Cancer Day

World Pancreatic Cancer Day on 16th November marks a busy and important day in the calendar for our staff, supporters, and volunteers.  

9 November 2023

Read on to find out how you can be a part of this year’s World Pancreatic Cancer Day!

Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer  

As we come together with other pancreatic cancer charities across the UK and the globe, we can’t wait to see all the fabulous light ups on World Pancreatic Cancer Day, both homes and landmarks alike.  

You can get involved by lighting up your home or contacting a prominent landmark in your local area to light up purple, on this day, or throughout November.  

It doesn’t just have to be on 16th November. You can shine a spotlight on a disease that deserves more attention any day during November. 

Battersea Power Station - World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2022

St PancrEas 

We’re thrilled to announce that St Pancras Station, London will once again change its name to St PancrEas to help raise vital awareness and funds on World Pancreatic Cancer Day.  

This event wouldn’t be complete without the wonderful Popchoir who will be performing their crowd-pleasing tunes between 5-7pm, including popular favourites from Aretha Franklin and Patrick Swayze who both sadly died of pancreatic cancer.  

Will you be passing through? Say hello to our wonderful volunteers and staff in the station, where you’ll be able to make a cash or card donation. Look out for our branding and opportunities to donate via our QR code on digital screens throughout the station too. If you can’t be there in person, you can still donate and join in the fun by watching parts of the performance online via our Facebook page or on Instagram.

Our partnership with High Speed 1 (HS1) that makes this all possible, is now entering its 7th year, and we can’t thank them enough for their support. 

The wonderful Popchoir helping Pancreatic cancer UK raise awareness
The wonderful Popchoir helping us raise awareness

Hello Pancreas 

As a proud member of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, we’re joining in the global conversation and supporting the Hello Pancreas campaign throughout November and on World Pancreatic Cancer Day. 

Learn more about your pancreas and get involved by sharing information about this vital organ and the disease with your family, friends and networks. hellopancreas.com

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