The APGI is proud to participate in World Pancreatic Cancer Day, Thursday 17th November 2016. We will be #InItTogether and unite with people from all over the globe to wave the purple flag and help progess the fight against pancreatic cancer.
In Australia every year, 3,000 new pancreatic cancer cases are diagnosed and 2,500 Australians die from pancreatic cancer. While survival rates are improving for other cancers, studies show that death rates for pancreatic cancer are actually increasing. If current trends continue, pancreatic cancer is predicted in America to become the second-highest cause of cancer death within ten years, and this is likely to be mirrored here in Australia.
World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) is an initiative of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to unite communities around the world and raise global awareness about this disease. In 2016, WPCD will be held on Thursday 17th November.
On WPCD, it is estimated 985 people across the globe will die from pancreatic cancer
The APGI is dedicated to accelerating the translation of scientific discoveries to improve outcomes for patients and their families and help start to turn these statistics around for the better. Our APGI community is integral to achieving this goal and we hear them when they say there just isn’t enough awareness about pancreatic cancer and funding for research. This is why the APGI will be standing alongside community members, other researchers, support groups and fundraising foundations on the 17th November – we know that together we have the power to make a change.
Let’s show the world we are #InItTogether!
The APGI Team will be proudly wearing purple on WPCD 2016 and joining our friends at #Purple Our World who will kick off this momentous day first thing in the morning by hosting a #Purple Our World Breakfast in Sydney. We will also be cheering on ONE FIVE SIX Fitness as they sweat it out in their 12hr Treadmill Relay, and generously raise funds for APGI’s pancreatic cancer research.
What are you doing for WPCD 2016?
Show your support for World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2016 and share it on our Facebook Page. Whether it’s simply adding a pop of purple to your work attire or participating in a larger event – it all helps to get the conversation started on this important day and it will make a world of difference.