November 15, 2018 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day
Demand Better with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition with their Proclamations Campaign
Join the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition in spreading awareness and calling for increased federal research funding for pancreatic cancer in your community!
By encouraging local government officials to issue proclamations in support of World Pancreatic Cancer Day on November 15, 2018 you are committing to rewriting the future for this disease and honoring those impacted by it in your community. Learn how to secure a proclamation at www.worldpancreaticcancerday.org.
What Are Proclamations?
Proclamations are a way for government entities to officially recognize issues that are important to the community they represent. While they do not carry the force of the law, they are useful as tools to build awareness for specific issues.
Government officials are willing to issue proclamations related to pancreatic cancer because they recognize that the disease impacts every community. As a result, we see the number of proclamations and volunteers involved in the campaign grow every year.
Because they are not actually laws that remain “on the books,” they have to be requested each year from local, county and state governments across the country.
Proclamations also provide additional actions to increase awareness through local events and media opportunities. But the first step is securing the proclamation.
Ready to make a difference in the lives of patients by turning your state purple? Head to www.worldpancreaticcancerday.org to learn how to get started!