Purple people support battle against pancreatic cancer

Purple people support battle against pancreatic cancer

People are gathering in Tremont tonight to turn the city purple for the second annual PurpleLight National Vigil of Hope.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network event draws attention to the facts that pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and is the only major cancer with a five-year survival rate in single digits at 6 percent.

"We are proud to once again join communities across the country for the Second Annual PurpleLight National Vigil of Hope to turn the country purple," stated Erin Corwin, affiliate coordinator. "Many of us in the community have been touched by this insidious disease. The vigil gives us the opportunity to come together to gain both comfort and encouragement from one another while drawing attention to pancreatic cancer."

The event will start at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Park, with parking available at The Grace Center, 2307 W. 14th St.

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