Immunovia walks around the world to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer
In the United States, Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has surpassed breast cancer as the third deadliest cancer with an increasing mortality rate. PDAC is projected to become the second most deadly cancer by 2030. The high mortality rate is primarily due to the late detection of PDAC and its vague early stage symptoms. Today, >80% of patients are being diagnosed to late that no treatment options are available. Earlier detection of PDAC, has the potential to improve five-year survival from currently 7-8% up to 50%, using the current methods of treatment (resection by surgery).
Raising awareness for pancreatic cancer is crucial to support research, patients and their families. Thus, World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) and World Pancreatic Cancer Day were created to help raise awareness.
Since the creation of these activities, Immunovia has been joining all the efforts around the world to raise awareness of this deadly disease. 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.
Due to Covid-19 and the increased need for physical distancing, we have refocused our activities digitally and we now launch a virtual walk campaign called, Immunovia Walk.
We aim to “walk together” 40 075 km, the circumference of the Earth, before the World Pancreatic Cancer Day November 19th 2020.
How to participate:
- Register via this link
- Use a real name or a nick name
- Go for walks to promote awareness of pancreatic cancer. Walk around the park, in the backyard or go hiking. Walk alone or with friends at social distance – stay safe.
- Use a step counter or estimate the distance.
- Enter the distance you walked on this site after every walk – or sum it up.
- If you would like, post a greeting to encourage others and bring hope to the community – perhaps with an image or short video.
- Together, let’s see if we can walk around the earth.
The most important is that we unite in the fight against pancreatic cancer.
Every step counts.
More information and registration: https://www.worldpancreaticcancerday.se/