Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
The Morris County Freeholders have proclaimed November as World Pancreatic Cancer Month in Morris County, to help call attention to this hard-to-diagnose, quick moving and very deadly disease that will take more than 1,300 lives in New Jersey in 2017.
The proclamation comes as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day will be observed tomorrow, Nov. 16, 2017, across the state and nation.
“This is part of a statewide and worldwide initiative to deal with the growing problem of pancreatic cancer, one that effects many residents in our state and many people right here in Morris County,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.
New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie has announced that Drumthwacket, the Governor’s Official Residence, will be illuminated in purple all day tomorrow to help spread awareness of the disease and its symptoms while promoting the importance of earlier detection.
Here are some sobering statistics on pancreatic cancer:
The freeholders, in their proclamation, noted that the good health and well-being of Morris County would be enhanced as a direct result of increased awareness about pancreatic cancer and research into early detection, causes, and effective treatments.
For more information on pancreatic cancer, visit: https://www.pancan.org/facing-pancreatic-cancer/ or http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/ or watch the video at: https://www.cancer.gov/types/pancreatic