Omaha residents are turning the city purple to call attention to one of the nation's deadliest cancers.
The Pancreatic Cancer awareness event takes place Sunday, September 30th. It will be held at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village. Registration check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. The event itself is at 7:00 p.m. To register, visit purplelight.org.
Organizers will read the names of those they have lost to pancreatic cancer and those who are survivors. Families and friends in attendance will be asked to stand, while lighting their purple glow stick, at the time their loved one’s name is read.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States and is the only major cancer with a five-year survival rate in the single digits - just six percent.