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Purple Lights for Hope: Why Zoe is taking part

Posted by: Comms 3 October 2014

On the 1st November we're asking you to light up the UK purple with our Purple Lights for Hope campaign, either lighting a local landmark near you, or by holding a Purple Lights event with friends and family. 

Designed specifically as a way to start Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month by lighting the UK purple, the events will be a beautiful way to get together and raise awareness of the cancer, celebrate loved ones fighting the disease and to remember those we've lost. We have Awareness Month packs ready for your event, including purple glow sticks, balloons, banners and awareness materials. 

Here, supporter Zoe Hilton-Webb tells us why she's holding an event to remember a dear friend in November: 

Zoe Hilton Webb

"On Saturday 1st November I have organised a purple light even in memory of my best friend who died seven years ago months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I am doing the event at a local beach. In the evening I am planning on going down to the beach and lighting purple glow sticks in memory of my friend and reflect on times I have had together and say a few words.

I am doing at the local beach because it was one of many places that we spent times together their and we both enjoyed the bountiful scenery as well being together. 

Doing this event has made want to keep my friends memory alive. It’s also made me want to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer I think others should hold their own purple light event as it is a great way to remember those that have lost the battle of pancreatic cancer and those that are still fighting. Its also more people raising the awareness the better as we can learn what we can do to fight pancreatic cancer."

If you'd like to hold a Purple Lights event, order our Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Pack by October 27th to receive it in time for November 1st