Staff go purple for cancer charities
A PHARMACEUTICAL company marked World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) by illuminating its offices in purple – the day’s official colour.
Around 50 members of staff at the Celgene offices in Stockley Park, Uxbridge, also wore WPCD T-shirts to mark the occasion on Thursday, November 13.
The company joined forces with charities from across the globe to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer.
Dr Adrian Kilcoyne, medical director at Celgene UK & Ireland, said: “Celgene is committed to addressing the needs of pancreatic cancer patients who are suffering from such a devastating disease.
“Therefore, we are proud to be partnering with patient organisations such as Pancreatic Cancer UK and Pancreatic Cancer Action to raise muchneeded awareness about pancreatic cancer.”
In the UK, almost 8,800 people are diagnosed with the condition every year.