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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

This is our day to make our voices heard. We will unite the planet in support of a common goal.
That’s the idea behind World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, and more people need to know about it and the need for more funding. It’s time to elevate the global conversation and show the world that we are united in our fight against #pancreaticcancer and #InItTogether

The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC), a global alliance in the fight against pancreatic cancer, convened for its second meeting in Montreal May 2 – 4, 2017. Pancreatic Cancer Canada was honoured to be co-hosting the event with Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society.

The coalition unites over 60 pancreatic cancer organizations and advocacy groups from around the world who collaborate for the collective good of all people affected by pancreatic cancer . WPCC works together to drive transformational change for all those affected by pancreatic cancer.

WPCC group photo 2017

Our National Spokesperson, Libby Znaimer, puts the spotlight on the importance of this conference. Listen here.

Read Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's  letter to officially welcome WPCC delegates to Canada.


Here are a few ways you can get involved in WPCD:

Download this form (insert the relevant information) and write to your mayor or premier to get them to proclaim Thursday November 16th, 2017 as World Pancreatic Cancer Day and November as National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month - contact Laurie Ellies to let her know which city/province is participating.

Contact a landmark in your community to ask them to turn purple on WPCD and/or during the month of November - Download this letter template to send (insert the required information) and contact Laurie Ellies to let her know which landmark is turning purple. 

Follow World Pancreatic Cancer Day on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
Make sure to use the hashtag
#WPCD to follow the action.

Take a look at the World Pancreatic Cancer Day website

Click here to watch the 2015 WPCD awareness video:


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