Sydney Opera House turns purple for pancreatic cancer

On the eve of World Pancreatic Cancer Day (16 November, 2017), the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance turned the Sydney Opera House purple to raise awareness of the insidious disease.

Sydney Opera House turns purple

16 November 2017

The Pancreatic Cancer Alliance, which includes Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Cancer Australia, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, GI Cancer Institute, Karen Livingstone, Pancare Foundation, Patron - Tracey Spicer, and #PurpleOurWorld, turned the Sydney Opera House purple on the eve of World Pancreatic Cancer Day. This kick-started a chain of iconic buildings throughout the world turning purple, and supporting awareness raising activities globally.  

Breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research are desperately needed. With the lowest five-year survival rate of all cancers in Australia (6.8%), it is shocking to think that these poor pancreatic cancer survival rates have not improved for nearly forty years. The Pancreatic Cancer Alliance is a collaboration of leading pancreatic cancer advocacy, fundraising and research organisations through Australia, working together to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and increase donor funds to support research. 

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