November 17, 2016, is a day we will unite and make our voices heard. In the battle against pancreatic cancer, we will show the world we are in it together.
According to a global survey, 60 percent of people know “almost nothing” about pancreatic cancer. It’s time to elevate the global conversation.
We will come together to draw attention to pancreatic cancer and highlight the need for greater awareness, funding and research – and most importantly, create a brighter future for people around the globe.
World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition
Never has a group been more passionate and committed to fighting for our patients! An astounding 58 organizations based in 24 countries across the globe have partnered in an effort to inform and educate the public, share ideas, offer support & resources, and most importantly collaborate. Members of the WPCC are acutely aware of the obstacles patients and families face, because they too have been personally impacted by the disease. As the coalition grows, we have great hopes that the pancreatic cancer movement will thrive and change lives.
Collectively, the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition members are working to:
- Advance research
- Educate patients and the medical community
- Provide genetic testing resources
- Share clinical trial information
- Facilitate community outreach
- Improve patient care & services
What you can do in November, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month:
- Throughout November and on November 17, take a picture with friends, family and colleagues to show we are in it together.
- Use #HirshbergFoundation #WPCD and tag @hirshbergfoundation and @worldpancreatic so your posts can be seen.
- Share your story to help us raise awareness in November and year round.
- Don’t forget to wear purple!
Every day the Hirshberg Foundation is inspired by extraordinary stories shared by survivors and families deeply affected by pancreatic cancer. Sharing insight into your personal experience could make all the difference for a family facing a cancer diagnosis today and give our doctors and researchers a glimpse into the lives of those who support and fund their work.