World Pancreatic Cancer Day
Pancreatic cancer patient advocacy organizations from around the world came together in 2013 to discuss working together to raise global pancreatic cancer awareness and work collaboratively to support each other’s efforts. The organizations quickly realized that by working collaboratively, they could have a much greater impact than the sum of their parts. So, they swiftly moved to action with the launch of the inaugural World Pancreatic Cancer Day in 2014. World Pancreatic Cancer Day quickly became a global success. Each year, outreach, visibility, and engagement continue to grow across the world.
Because of its success, the collective group decided to take their efforts one step further and launch a formal World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition in 2016 with more than 40 organizations from over 20 countries across the globe. The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition now has more than 60 member organizations from 27 different countries on 6 continents.
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 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.