Council will help to illuminate important cause

Wednesday, 4 November, 2020


purple WPLSome of East Dunbartonshire's best-known buildings will be temporarily turning purple to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.

The Kirkintilloch Community Hub and William Patrick Library building, Milngavie Town Hall and Bearsden Community Hub will be bathed in purple light on Thursday 19 November - World Pancreatic Cancer Day - as people, groups and organisations across the world join forces to 'get purple' and help save lives.

Joint Council Leader Andrew Polson, said, "On this day, people around the globe come together to raise awareness about the symptoms and risks of the disease, and the urgent need for earlier detection. 

"I am delighted that we will be raising awareness of this dreadful disease here in East Dunbartonshire by shining a purple light on the outside of some of our prominent buildings."

Joint Council Leader Vaughan Moody added, "Over 10,000 people and their loved ones face a pancreatic cancer diagnosis every year in the UK. Early detection is vital to saving lives, so it's important to raise awareness and funds wherever possible.

"Purple is the colour associated with pancreatic cancer across the globe. By lighting up some of our buildings in purple we are giving many a way to remember loved ones who have sadly died of the disease, as well as celebrating the lives of those who have survived."

The Purple Lights campaign is supported by a host of UK pancreatic cancer charities.

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