November is purple, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

  • November 12th, 2007

Educate and promote awareness

Last month 5ThirtyOne went pink to support Pink for October raising awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A co-workers partner raised the question challenging me as to why I had turned the site pink to promote Breast Cancer Awareness when I had not shown similar support for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, or Black History Month? The answer:

I had never considered using a personal blog website to help educate and promote awareness until Matthew Oliphant’s Pink for October initiative.

After conducting research online, I discovered that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Pancreatic Cancer is a malignant tumor in the pancreatic gland; vital because it produces digestive enzymes and important harmones. According to PanCAN, Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths in the US yet receive the least amount of Federal research funding.

If you would like to find out additional information about Pancreatic Cancer, the PanCAN website offers great resources and links. If you would like to donate, you can do so on the PanCAN donation page.

As was done for the month of October and Susan G. Komen fund, Adsense revenue for the month of November will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

5ThirtyOne is purple

An experiment with less text, more imagery. The downside is that most articles in the archives have not yet had their proper thumbnails added or linked.

5ThirtyOne November Screenshot