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Winnipeg Goes Purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

November 13, 2014 4:41 PM | News

Pancreatic Cancer CanadaWinnipeg’s City Hall will be awash of purple light tonight in support of the first ever Pancreatic Cancer Day. The initiative is to support awareness and education for the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in Canada.

The city will join other municipal buildings across Canada in lighting up for the cause.

“It is my hope that, by joining the nation in support and awareness, we help draw attention to symptoms and can make a difference in even one life against this form of cancer that is known to be so difficult to detect and treat,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.

Other notable landmarks that will be lighting up purple include the CN Tower, Calgary’s Olympic Plaza, Niagara Falls, Airdrie, Toronto, Halifax and Fredericton’s City Halls.

An estimated 4,700 Canadians are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year.