Thousands of people across the country took part in a Candle Light Vigil for pancreatic cancer awareness Sunday night.
The Omaha Chapter of the Pancreatic Cancer Network met at Stinson Park in Aksarben for the event. At 7:00 p.m. they lit purple candles and held purple glow sticks. Purple is the color for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness.
The event is aimed at remembering those who’ve fought the disease and those who’ve survived. It was held as a way to wrap up Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month which takes place every November.
Organizers told WOWT 6 News Omaha’s event is consistently one of the largest in the country.