Today is World Cancer Day. Every Feb. 4, the cancer community unites the world’s population in an effort to raise awareness and education about cancer.

Each year, 8.8 million people worldwide die due to cancer-related deaths, according to

And this year, more than 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. With your support, we can improve outcomes for patients, ensuring pancreatic cancer is no longer our nation’s deadliest major cancer.

The theme for World Cancer Day is “We Can. I Can”

This theme ties closely to how we – and our supporters – are taking action against pancreatic cancer. One way is by spreading the word about the symptoms and risk factors, as well as working to find a proper means of early detection and more effective treatment options for each patient.

Join us in making this happen, and use World Cancer Day as a great day to do so:

  1. Spread the word about pancreatic cancer with these simple infographics. By sharing with your friends and family, you’ll educate countless people and put an important spotlight on pancreatic cancer.
  2. Wear purple on World Cancer Day and share a picture on social media using #WageHope #WeCanICan and #WorldCancerDay.
  3. Donate to our organization to improve patient outcomes and create a world without pancreatic cancer.

Be sure to track the day’s activities on social media using #WageHope #WeCanICan and #WorldCancerDay. Also, be sure to tell the world why and how you support the fight against cancer.

PanCAN needs your support to improve patient outcomes and double survival by 2020. Please donate today.