World Pancreatic Cancer Day: Send us pictures of your loved ones

Posted at 12:57 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 12:58:26-05

(WXYZ) — Pancreatic cancer is considered the world's toughest cancer. It has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers.

But people who are committed to fighting this disease are wearing their purple on November 21, 2019 -- World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

We invite you to share your pictures in our online gallery of loved ones who have been touched by this disease -- either someone who's currently fighting or has passed away. You may also share your picture wearing your purple. #WPCD #wagehope #demandbetter

Your photos could also be featured on TV.

View the online gallery here.

Our own Alicia Smith's father died from pancreatic cancer in May of 2017. In August of this year, her father-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and is currently battling it with treatment.

"This is such a difficult disease to fight because so often by the time it's discovered, it's spread to other parts of the body. I'm so proud of my father-in-law for fighting so hard. We are waging hope," said Smith.

For more information about pancreatic cancer, click here.