The Steve Prescott Bridge will once again proudly shine purple this
November as part of pancreatic cancer awareness month.
Each year, iconic landmarks and venues across the world have joined the
fight against pancreatic cancer by bringing the disease – which affects
around 8,800 people in the UK each year – under the spotlight, as part of
the Turn It Purple campaign led by the Pancreatic Cancer Action charity.
It is a particularly important month for one St Helens resident, Jean Chubb
who lost her mum to pancreatic cancer in June 2013 just 12 days after being diagnosed.
Jean said: “Raising awareness of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer is a
cause very close to my heart. My mum had so many of the symptoms such as loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea and back ache. At the time we were unaware and had no knowledge of pancreatic cancer, sadly by the time we got a diagnosis it was too late”.
“By lighting but the Steve Prescott Bridge it will help generate discussion
and awareness of pancreatic cancer, which is so important.”
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