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Light up Purple for Pancreatic Cancer

14 November 2016

Sam & Isabel Campbell (Pancreatic Cancer Action), Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott, Paul Girvan MLA.

 

Antrim Civic Centre, Mossley Mill and Ballyclare Town Hall Clock Tower will join hundreds of workplaces, schools and iconic landmarks as they light up purple in support of World Pancreatic Cancer Day, Thursday 17 November.  

Approximately 224 new cases of Pancreatic cancer are diagnosed in Northern Ireland each year with only two people surviving. Pancreatic cancer is the ‘Cinderella’ of all cancers having being constantly underfunded for decades resulting in no improvement in survival rates in 40 years.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott commented “The survival statistics of Pancreatic cancer makes shocking reading and I would urge people to take ownership of their own health and help raise awareness of this deadly disease”.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of this disease and give hope to those diagnosed with the illness.

If you would like to find out more information please contact Pancreatic Cancer Action and Support N.I on 07548222179.