World Pancreatic Cancer Day
Each November, during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, people around the globe unite on World Pancreatic Cancer Day to highlight the need for greater awareness, funding, and research for pancreatic cancer. On World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) we are asking people to take action to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer, the symptoms and risks of this disease and the urgent need for earlier detection.
World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2020 – Thursday, November 19, 2020.
Since the creation of World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) and World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2014, Immunovia has been joining all the efforts to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer around the globe. Immunovia is proud to have sponsored several Pancreatic Cancer Awareness activities and walks over the years – in Sweden, UK, Spain, Germany and throughout the U.S. – to support the engagement of the patient organizations. Together we aim to raise awareness about this deadly cancer.
Immunovia iWALK around the world for pancreatic cancer awareness
Due to Covid-19 and the increased need for social distancing, we have chosen to not promote the physical gathering of large crowds and instead transfer our activities and commitment to a virtual walk campaign: Immunovia Walk.
We aimed to walk 40 075 km between end of July until World Pancreatic Cancer Day November 19, 2020. Together we have reached the goal of iWalking 40 075 km around the world with over 4 000 iWalk campaign visitors and more than 1 800 walks registered from 500 cities across 60 countries.
Many thanks to all of you who participated in our iWalk campaign and registered kilometers. Together we can make a difference. Every step counts!
We have brought together the voices of survivors, their family members and friends, patient organizations and clinicians into a short iWalk movie covering the contributions from the registered iWalks for pancreatic cancer awareness. The Immunovia iWalk movie will be released on World Pancreatic Cancer Day on November 19, 2020, on this website.
Immunovia WPCD 2020
Immunovia sponsors an educational online webinar organized by PALEMA, the Swedish patient association, which highlights the latest updates in surgery and immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer. The online webinar took place on November 19 between 5.00 – 8.00 PM (CET). The presentations were mostly in Swedish.
The program of the event at PALEMA’s website. The presentations will also be available.
This year, Immunovia joins the “Light it Purple” initiative again, where landmarks throughout the world are lit purple to honor World Pancreatic Cancer Day and raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer.
Over 200 landmarks in all 50 states in the United States and 3 provinces in Canada participated in the “Light it purple” initiative this year.
Immunovia continues to sponsor the ‘Striding for Survival’ virtual walk in 2020 coordinated by Pancreatic Cancer Action (PCA). All Immunovia employees are wearing their PCA t-shirts together with thousands of others around the UK to dedicate their activity to raising awareness of pancreatic cancer. See #stridingforsurvival on all social media channels and https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/about/early-diagnosis/ for more information.
A google map with all the purple lights being lit up in the UK for world pancreatic cancer day can be found at https://purplelightsuk.org/
Immunovia will as last year participate in the “cities race” activity organized by ACANPAN, the Spanish association of patients with pancreatic cancer (Carrera de las ciudades contra el cáncer de páncreas – http://carreracancerpancreas.es). This year the run will be a virtual event which takes place between November 19 to 22, 2020. So far, in the various editions, 40.127 people have participated in 6 different cities, running for 218.574 km and raising 540.000 EUR for research in pancreatic cancer.
In collaboration with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition Immunovia has created a dedicated website in Spanish to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer.
Austria and Germany have joined the Immunovia iWalk campaign: private persons, survivors and their relatives, members of patient organizations, several PDAC clinicians including a dedicated walking group of the PDAC center in Bochum. The pancreas patient organization, TEB e.V. Selbsthilfe (Tumore und Erkrankungen der Bauchspeicheldrüse) created their own German WPCD walking initiative Deutschland läuft für den Welt-Pankreaskrebstag based on Immunovias’s iWalk campaign. They generously donated 2000 km to Immunovia’s iWalk.
During the main digital symposium of the 7th German World Pancreatic Cancer Day, organized by TEB e.V. Selbsthilfe, Immunovia is proud to participate in the podium discussion “Findings, Movement, Progress” to discuss news about improvements today and tomorrow for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. Session will be recorded, and published on the official website https://welt-pankreaskrebstag.de/.
Due to Corona pandemic, local digital seminars and several “light-it-purple”actions, are organized by PDAC hospitals and by the two pancreas patient organizations, AdP e.V. (AdP Veranstaltungen) and TEB e.V. (TEB Veranstaltungen)
WPCD 2020 – It’s About Time
German speaking video: Lernen Sie die Symptome kennen
World Pancreatic Cancer Day took place on November 21, 2019. Since the creation of World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) and World Pancreatic Cancer Day, Immunovia has been joining all the efforts to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer around the globe. Also this year Immunovia honors World Pancreatic Cancer Day and sponsors different activities in collaboration with regional patient associations in Sweden, USA, UK, Spain and Germany.
This year, Immunovia joined the “Light it Purple” initiative, where landmarks throughout the world are lit purple to honor World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD). Hundreds of landmarks throughout world are participating to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer. See all locations and find more information about the events on our dedicated website: www.worldpancreaticcancerday.se
Looking back at WPCD 2016-2019
We have brought together the voices of patient associations, patients and Key Opinion Leaders into a movie covering the three latest contributions of Immunovia’s pancreatic cancer awareness initiatives.
World Pancreatic Cancer Day took place on November 15, 2018. To honor this day, Immunovia sponsored two different events, one in Boston (MA) USA and one in Stockholm Sweden.
BOSTON (MA), USA
A unique educational symposium for primary care clinicians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The program highlights the important role that primary care clinicians can play in detecting pancreatic adenocarcinoma early in patients. Dr. James Farrell, Director of the Yale Center for Pancreatic Diseases at Yale New Haven Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, and A. James Moser, Co-Director of the Pancreas & Liver Institute at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, were the featured presenters.
Live on Facebook: Immunovia sent the program via Facebook Live. If you would like to watch this program, go to Immunovia’s Facebook page.
An educational symposium at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm organized by PALEMA, the Swedish patient association highlights the progress made in detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Link to the presentations (in Swedish)
On November 16, 2017, people around the world united to Demand Better in the fight against the world’s toughest cancer.
The World Pancreatic Cancer Day Sweden 2017 brought together almost 300 people from 16 different countries. We would like to thank you for participating at the event. We are also very grateful for the contributions from clinicians, survivors and patient organizations that made this event possible. Through this combined effort, we are bringing greater attention, awareness, and better outcomes to this deadly disease.
The videos from World Pancreatic Cancer Day Sweden 2017 are available at: www.worldpancreaticcancerday.se.
On November 17, 2016, Immunovia organized in collaboration with the Swedish Cancer Patient Support Organization PALEMA and the Pancreatic Network in Denmark, the World Pancreatic Cancer Day in Lund, Sweden. The event brought together clinicians, patient organizations and survivors to share their stories.
The purpose of the day was to support the fight against pancreatic cancer and to increase public awareness of the terrible disease and to support patients with pancreatic cancer and their families.
#wpcd2016Lund #InItTogether #immunovia
Please find presentations and more information from the 2016 event here: