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Belfast Castle will be lighting up purple on 1 November in support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

In Northern Ireland pancreatic cancer is the country’s 6th largest cause of cancer deaths, it has the lowest survival rates of any of the 21 most common cancers with just 5% of people surviving five years or longer and the need to raise awareness of the disease and its symptoms is very high.

Purple Lights for Hope is Pancreatic Cancer UK’s flagship campaign which will take place once again on 1 November, marking the start of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Purple Lights for Hope brings together family and friends to share stories and unite in their commitment to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. It is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of loved ones dealing with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and to remember those we’ve lost.

Visit Pancreatic Cancer UK’s website for more information on Purple Lights for Hope and other fundraising activities.