11th Dec, 2016

'Turn it purple' for pancreatic cancer

Shaun Reynolds 29th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PEOPLE and businesses are being called upon to highlight the fifth deadliest cancer in the UK – by embracing purple to mark pancreatic cancer awareness month.

The City of Coventry NHS Health Centre will be lit up in purple on Sunday (November 1) to help generate discussion and awareness of pancreatic cancer and its symptoms.

The ‘Turn It Purple’ campaign will highlight that almost 9,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year.

The health centre will be lit up to help put a bright spotlight on pancreatic cancer, with the aim to raise funds to help drive earlier diagnosis and enhanced treatments for the disease.

Joe O’Toole, from City of Coventry NHS Health Centre in Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry city centre, said: “We are looking forward to taking part in ‘Turn It Purple’ this year and hope it will create a lot awareness for pancreatic cancer.

“We are asking for people to come along to see the building lit in purple and support the worthy cause.”

Ali Stunt, chief executive at Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “Each year we are overwhelmed by the huge numbers of supporters who embrace the colour purple to raise awareness.

“We delighted that the City of Coventry Health Centre are taking part.

“It’s thanks to their participation that the campaign will become a success and more people will become aware.”

To take part in turn it purple or to find out more about pancreatic cancer please visit www.pancreaticcanceraction.org