Here at the Pancreatic Cancer UK offices, we have been rounding up the stats and looking at all the achievements of this year’s PCAM – our Pancreatic Cancer awareness month which took place in November. Throughout PCAM, we are very pleased to say that 126 buildings nationwide lit up purple, including Edinburgh Castle, Belfast Castle and the Blackpool tower. We sent out 176 PCAM awareness packs to those holding awareness raising events and 201 people registered to hold Host for Hope events, including celebrities such as Ainsley Harriot and Tim Lovejoy and these raised over £12,000. On top of this, 20 people did the Trek for Hope along the Great Wall of China, which raised a whopping £67,000. However, PCAM wasn’t just about fundraising; we also held parliamentary events in all four nations in the UK. The events provided us with an opportunity to closely engage with over 100 parliamentarians across the UK and raise awareness of the need to bring about policy changes to improve patient care and outcomes. Details of each event can be found here:
Northern Ireland/Wales: http://bit.ly/1YnoKO7
We would like to thank all of you who got involved, whether that was by having a Host for Hope, wearing purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day, or encouraging buildings in your local area to light up purple on the 1st of November. If you would like to get involved next year, please keep an eye on our website. You can already sign up to trek along the Great Wall of China in 2016 here: http://bit.ly/1T40AXu.
You can read more about everything that took place during PCAM here: http://bit.ly/1OaOIVC
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