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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Clock tower and Light Cube to be lit purple

Ormskirk Clock Tower and the Light Cube in Skelmersdale will shine purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Following a request, West Lancashire Borough Council has arranged for the structures to be lit up from Saturday 1 November for a month as part of Pancreatic Cancer Action’s ‘turn it purple’ campaign to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.

The aim of the campaign is to generate discussion and awareness of pancreatic cancer and its symptoms. Every year, almost 9,000 men and women will be newly-diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and due to late diagnosis, they will be faced with a shockingly low three per cent chance of survival and an average life expectancy of just three to six months.  

Councillor Doreen Stephenson, Mayor of West Lancashire, said:  “We hope lighting up the Clock Tower and Light Cube will increase awareness of pancreatic cancer.”

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