Health notes: Enger Tower to glow purple for pancreatic cancer eventWhen Enger Tower takes on a purple hue on Sunday evening, it won’t be in homage to a certain struggling football team.
By: John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune
When Enger Tower takes on a purple hue on Sunday evening, it won’t be in homage to a certain struggling football team.
Instead, the glowing-purple landmark will call attention to pancreatic cancer, according to a news release from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, it said. Purple is the color chosen for pancreatic awareness.
Duluth-area residents, pancreatic cancer survivors and volunteers with the Twin Cities Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will gather at the College of St. Scholastica’s Presidents’ Hallway for a reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. that evening, followed by a 7 p.m. ceremony for Purple Night of Hope and Remembrance. The event will include Mayor Don Ness proclaiming November as National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
During the evening, survivors will be honored, and loved ones lost to pancreatic cancer remembered. Survivors, families and friends will be asked to stand while illuminating purple glow sticks as their loved one’s name is read. The event is free. For more information, or to enter a loved one’s name into the ceremony, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.