FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PURPLE LIGHTS TELL A STORY OF HOPE AT PURPLELIGHT ATLANTA
Atlanta,GA – The AtlantaAffiliateof the Pa...
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Press Release PurpleLight 2014

Press Release - PurpleLight 2014: vigil for pancreatic cancer awareness
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Health & Medicine      
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Transcripts - Press Release PurpleLight 2014

  • 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PURPLE LIGHTS TELL A STORY OF HOPE AT PURPLELIGHT ATLANTA Atlanta,GA – The AtlantaAffiliateof the PancreaticCancerActionNetworkwillusherinNational PancreaticCancerAwarenessMonthinNovemberatitsannual PurpleLightvigil onSunday,October26 at 6 p.m.at AtlantaMetropolitanCollege,1630 MetropolitanPkwySW,Atlanta. The eventisagathering of survivors,families,andfriendsof those affectedbypancreaticcancer,formingacommunityof hope as theyilluminatepurpleglowstickstohonorsurvivorsandrememberthose whohave foughtthe disease. More than 80 communitiesacrossthe nationhostPurpleLightevents,helpingtobringyear-round awarenessof the goal of doublingpancreaticcancersurvival by2020. Pancreaticcancer isthe deadliest of the majorcancers, witha five-yearrelative survival rate of just6% (73% of those diagnoseddie within a year of diagnosis).There are nostandardearlydetectiontoolsandonlyminimallyeffective treatments. The disease isexpectedtomove fromthe fourthtothe secondleadingcause of cancer- relateddeathinthe U.S. by2020. The eventisfree of charge andis opento the public;free parkingisavailable onsite. Toregister, please visitpancan.org/purplelight/atlanta_landing.html. Contact: JenaUmfress, PancreaticCancerActionNetwork:310-706-3345, jumfress@pancan.org orTom Rybski, PurpleLightAtlantaCoordinator,901-581-7854,thomasrybski@gmail.com. To learnmore about the PancreaticCancerActionNetworkandthe AtlantaAffiliate,visit pancan.org Followus:facebook.com/PanCAN.Atlanta The PancreaticCancerAction Networkisthe nationalorganization creating hopein a comprehensive way through research,patientsupport,community outreach and advocacy for a cure. ###

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