Aileen’s push for can­cer aware­ness

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A MID Ar­gyll woman is rais­ing money for Pan­cre­atic Can­cer Scot­land dur­ing the Novem­ber aware­ness month, writes Emily Jami­son.

Aileen Gil­lies, orig­i­nally from Ford, lost her mum in Septem­ber to the can­cer fol­low­ing a six-month bat­tle.

Aileen said: ‘Novem­ber is pan­cre­atic can­cer aware­ness month and I am busy fundrais­ing for Pan­cre­atic Can­cer Scot­land. I have cur­rently raised £100 – I am sell­ing badges and pens in AMF fab­ric shop in Lochgilp­head on Tues­days, Wed­nes­days and Thurs­days from 10am-3pm.’

Pan­cre­atic can­cer is one of the most dif­fi­cult forms of can­cer to treat, with very few symp­toms mean­ing an early di­ag­no­sis is rare.

Be­cause of this it is one of the most deadly forms of the dis­ease, with only one per cent of peo­ple sur­viv­ing 10 years or more af­ter di­ag­no­sis.

Sur­vival rates for breast, melanoma and cer­vi­cal can­cers have dra­mat­i­cally im­proved in the last 40 years, how­ever, pan­cre­atic can­cer has re­mained the same.

Aileen is will­ing to de­liver and post pens and badges to those wish­ing to help her raise money for the char­ity.

For those in­ter­ested in do­nat­ing, con­tact Aileen on 07825 291614 or visit just­giv­ing.com/pc­scot­land.

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Aileen Gil­lies from Ford is rais­ing money dur­ing Pan­cre­atic Aware­ness Month.

Aileen will send out pens and badges to those will­ing to help her fund-raise.

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