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Purple Light Ceremony Raises Awareness For Pancreatic Cancer

BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Sunday night (Oct. 25) in Bentonville, dozens of people gathered with purple glow sticks to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. Jennifer ...

BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Sunday night (Oct. 25) in Bentonville, dozens of people gathered with purple glow sticks to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer.

Jennifer Allison works with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of Northwest Arkansas. She said every year, survivors, friends, family and those still fighting the disease come together to honor those who have died.

During the ceremony at Orchards Park, names of victims were read. As Allison read down the list, people snapped their purple glow sticks on in remembrance.

"It's a very emotional and touching time, but it's a time to come together and then our mantra if you will is to wage hope and tonight it's waging hope by uniting," Allison said.

Allison said while the entire month of November is Pancreatic Cancer awareness month, the 13th is World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day. She encourages everyone to wear purple.