It’s World Pancreatic Cancer Day! So, let’s make a plan and take action to fight this disease today and in our everyday lives! This is a time to reflect on all of the lives impacted by this disease and answer a global call-to-action together. We all have a part to play, whether you join our annual Celebrate, Participate & Dedicate campaign through November, share our awareness video with friends and family on social media or make a donation in honor of a loved one. There are countless ways to color your world purple and shine a light on this disease!
Here are some easy ways to learn and share facts about this disease, raise awareness and make sure no patient or caregiver fights this disease alone.
Answering a Call-to-Action has Real-life Results
What is the real-life impact of sharing the facts with friends and family, wearing purple to work or posting our November Awareness video on social media? Each action is more important than you may realize. Too few people know what the pancreas is, let alone the facts, symptoms risk factors of pancreatic cancer. Far too many are diagnosed at a late stage, in part because of a lack of awareness and because there is not yet a standard for early detection. When you raise awareness you are empower others, when you fundraise you are advancing critical research and when you introduce your community to the Hirshberg Foundation, that message will spread far and wide reaching a patients. Our actions change lives!
World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition Advocacy
The Hirshberg Foundation has been a member of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition since its inception and today it has 90 member organizations from more than 30 countries on 6 continents! Our unified message is simple, “It’s About Time”. On World Pancreatic Cancer Day, our goal is to work together and make time to get to know your pancreas and learn the risks and symptoms. Every moment matters. Advocate for a patient, help the Hirshberg Foundation fund research and join us in our efforts year-round. We encourage you and your loved ones There is no early detection test, so listen to your body and talk to your doctor about any concerns. It’s about time that we talk about this disease out in the open, that all of us raise our voices and fight this disease like never before. Watch the Coalition’s ’It’s About Time to Raise Awareness’ Video today!