Our fantastic Community Coordinators have been out and about this month, sharing information on the disease to support those affected by pancreatic cancer. And because it’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, they’ve also been raising awareness of the symptoms of the disease among the general public.
They’ve held presentations, arranged information and awareness stands, and facilitated light ups for Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer. In Northern Ireland alone we have seen 15 light ups, almost turning the whole country purple. You can get more information and find the closest purple light up to you at the Purple Lights website.
Stands include both information stands, aimed at people affected by the disease and held during specific times in health-related locations like hospitals and clinics, and awareness stands aimed at the general public. Both stands also include information about our latest campaign, Demand Faster Treatment, and ways that everyone can get involved and Take It On together.
We hope you have seen our Community Coordinators out and about, and if not here are a few photos of them!
Above: Anna McNee with volunteers Margaret Datson and Kate Rigby and the CNS team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham
Above: Lynn Quigley and Stephen Eames, Chief Executive of North Cumbria NHS Trust
Above: Andrea Kearns (7th from left) and the pancreatic cancer community in Northern Ireland, at our parliamentary event in Stormont on 14 November