Published: Thursday, 19th November 2020
King’s Lynn Town Hall will glow with purple light tonight, Thursday 19 November, to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
Organised by individuals affected by the disease, the campaign is a way to remember loved ones lost to pancreatic cancer, support those living with and beyond the disease, as well as raise awareness during November’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer is supported by UK based charities Pancreatic Cancer UK, Pancreatic Cancer Action, Planets and Guts UK. The campaign involves the act of lighting purple focal points in villages, towns and cities all over the UK on World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
Almost 10,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK each year. Sadly, less than 7% of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive five years or more, and it's the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer.;
Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “I am delighted to be raising awareness of this dreadful disease by taking part in the Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer campaign. I hope that by lighting up King’s Lynn Town Hall in purple tonight it will help put a spotlight on a disease that many people still know so very little about.”