Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
Come and see the cathedral lit up purple to launch the start of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
The cathedral will be taking part in the Purple Lights for Hope Campaign, which aims to put a spotlight on pancreatic cancer and highlight a disease many people know so very little about.
Last year, in Purple Lights for Hope’s inaugural year, over 60 landmarks around the UK were lit up purple to help raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. There were some major national and regional venues that took part, including Trafalgar Square, the Blackpool Tower, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow and Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.
One person dies from pancreatic cancer every hour: 8,800 new pancreatic cancer cases were diagnosed and 8,700 deaths recorded across the UK in 2012, making the disease the country’s 5th biggest cancer killer. It has the worst survival outcome of any of the 21 most common cancers, with less than 4% of patients surviving 5 years or longer. Those shockingly low survival rates have remained virtually unchanged for the past 40 years and, whilst mortality rates for most cancers are falling, those for pancreatic cancer are rising.
Time 5:00 p.m.
Venue Birmingham Cathedral
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