Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Shine A Light on Pancreatic Cancer
This November, World Pancreatic Cancer Month, we are on a mission to Shine A Light on pancreatic cancer, to educate and raise awareness for early diagnosis, improve support for patients and their whānau, and drive research funding to change outcomes of the disease
Every year, pancreatic cancer claims the lives of a similar number of New Zealanders as breast and prostate cancer, yet it receives much less public awareness and research funding. With your help, this November we will change this!
Throughout World Pancreatic Cancer Month we will Shine A Light on the symptoms and risks, raising vital funds for research and awareness, sharing the stories of New Zealanders impacted by pancreatic cancer, and Lighting Purple buildings and landmarks around New Zealand.
Know the symptoms
Know the risk factors
Read human stories of triumph, resilience and sadness told by patients and whānau affected by pancreatic cancer.
World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition
The Gut Cancer Foundation is New Zealand's representative on the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition. The WPCC is group of over 100 NGO's from 28 countries all round the world. The coalition holds an annual meeting brings together WPCC members from around the globe to share expertise and experience in advocating for pancreatic cancer patients. It also runs an annual World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day on the 3rd Thursday of November.