"Light the purple" - as a sign of solidarity with pancreatic cancer patients

19 november 2021
To mark the World Pancreatic Cancer Day occasion, i.e. 18 November, many facilities in Poland and worldwide were clad in purple light, a sign of solidarity with patients suffering from pancreatic cancer. Targi Kielce has also joined the activity.

Every day 1,358 people worldwide are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and 1,277 people die, with about 3,500 people diagnosed each year in Poland. Pancreatic cancer symptoms are not specific and can indicate other health problems, which means that pancreatic cancer may be diagnosed too late;  therefore, it is very important to know the risk factors and to avoid risks consciously.

The campaign is organised for the second time by the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC), the EuropaColon Polska is a member of WPCC. The objective is to attach extra attention to the risk factors and symptoms of pancreatic cancer. The theme of this year's campaign is time, as this is the key to prompt diagnosis and treatment initiation.

As part of the campaign, the building of the Kielce City Hall, the viaduct in Gdańsk, the Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge in Warsaw and the Wrocław Stadium were covered with purple light.

More information on FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/Rak-Trzustki-EuropaColon-Polska-111337370787949 and on the site https://europacolonpolska.pl/