Guts UK Pancreatitis Awareness Campaign
November 2018 marked the launch of our first Kranky Panky campaign. We hope to raise funds towards vital research into pancreatitis, a condition that affects hundreds of people across the UK and can have very serious consequences.
The team at Guts UK are passionate about raising awareness for pancreatitis. We also want to generate funds for more high-level research into causes and treatments for the condition.
Why “Kranky Panky”? Thanks to the nickname given to pancreatitis by patients! Throughout the month of November, we share individual stories for each day to raise much-needed awareness and funds for imperative research.
November has become Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which sees charities across Europe on “Purple Alert”. The idea is to raise awareness by lighting up famous monuments in purple throughout the month. We support this movement, but we want to widen the scope of the campaign to highlight other serious health conditions that affect the pancreas.
We fund the only research fellowship into pancreatitis in the UK. But we urgently need more research to get a specific treatment for this condition. With your support, we aim to make pancreatitis better understood, better diagnosed and better treated to save lives.Julie Harrington, CEO, Guts UK.
The NHS lists pancreatitis as one of the most painful health conditions anyone can suffer from. Yet there is still very little known about the disease and there is currently no effective treatment.
The diagnosis and care of pancreatitis, acute and chronic, can be extremely challenging. The publication on 5th September 2018 of NICE guidelines for pancreatitis could be a turning point in how the disease is managed and how those affected are treated. The guidelines aim to improve quality of life by ensuring that people have the right treatment and follow-up, and get timely information and support after diagnosis.
Find out more about the condition, read personal stories from those affected and find out how you can help by exploring the links below:
What’s new for 2019?
Following the huge success of our first ever Kranky Panky campaign last November, we’re gearing up for Kranky Panky 2.0. This year, we’re launching video stories and we want you to get involved. As ever, we will be featuring different stories for each day, and will have a range of fundraising ideas for you to get cracking with.
If you feel like sharing your story and becoming a part of our growing Kranky Panky community, get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01484 483123.