Wear Purple Nov. 22 to Support Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

By MONICA-AMIT MISHRA
Volunteer and Research Advocate for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. A purple ribbon symbolizes hope for pancreatic cancer patients and Friday, Nov. 22 people across the country will support for Purple With A Purpose by wearing purple to spread awareness about pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer is the deadliest form of cancer with a five-year survival rate of just 6 percent and no early detection tools or effective treatments. There is no cure, and if that wasn’t daunting enough, pancreatic cancer is expected to move from the fourth to the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. by 2020.

In order to learn more about pancreatic cancer and how you can get involved in increasing awareness, which creates a greater sense of urgency in making real progress towards improved patient outcomes, go to www.pancan.org and see how to make a difference.

Remember to wear purple Nov. 22 and support awareness and the search for a cure for pancreatic cancer.

For more information, visit www.pancan.org.

Feel free to post your best purple photos here: https://www.facebook.com/JointheFight/app_599788450050788

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