An initiative to raise awareness and help change the narrative of Pancreatic Cancer.

Light KC Purple

Light KC Purple

In November For Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

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Fight Pancreatic Cancer!

November 16th is World Pancreatic Cancer Day

On the 16th, Structures within the Kansas City Metro will be illuminated purple to help raise awareness of this disease.

PRODUCED BY Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

Pancreatic Cancer Facts

Pancreatic cancer is the most deadly of major cancers, having the lowest 5 year survival rate at just 11%. 89% of patients diagnosed will not last 5 years.
About half (52%) of patients are diagnosed at a distant stage, for which 5-year survival is 3%.
Even scarier, 74% will not make it even a single year.
The cause of most pancreatic cancer is unknown.
Less than 20% of patients are candidates for surgery because the cancer has usually spread beyond the pancreas by the time it is diagnosed.
Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer death largely because there are no early detection tools, no scans, and no blood tests to find the disease early.
Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States surpassing breast cancer. It is expected to become the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in the US, surpassing colorectal cancer.

The Light KC Purple Project

On World Pancreatic Cancer Day, structures within the Kansas City Metro will be illuminated purple to help raise awareness of this disease.

Our "Light KC Purple Project" is purposed to initiate conversations around the symptoms and risks, and call out the urgent need for earlier detection. Please join us in this global effort to inspire action and change. We're stronger together!

On World Pancreatic Cancer Day, people around the world will unite in the fight against one of the world's deadliest cancers. As a member of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition we are one of more than 99 organizations from 36 countries and six continents raising awareness and inspiring action on World Pancreatic Cancer Day.


A very special thank you to all of our wonderful contributors, partners, sponsors and participants for all you've done!

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