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A gathering will take place Sunday, Nov. 2 to remember those affected by pancreatic cancer. The Purple Night of Hope and Remembrance, sponsored by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, will begin with a reception 6 p.m. at the College of St. Scho...

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Enger Tower was bathed in purple light in 2013 to call attention to pancreatic cancer. (Photo by Steve Kuchera, Duluth News Tribune)

A gathering will take place Sunday, Nov. 2 to remember those affected by pancreatic cancer.

The Purple Night of Hope and Remembrance , sponsored by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network , will begin with a reception 6 p.m. at the College of St. Scholastica’s Benedictine Commons, followed by a ceremony at 7 p.m.

Scott Keenan, former executive director of Grandma's Marathon, is the guest speaker. He will share how pancreatic cancer has affected the lives of the board of Grandma's Marathon and why this event is so meaningful to him.

Names of loved ones who are battling pancreatic cancer and those whose lives have been cut short will be read aloud during the lighting ceremony as friends and family light purple glow sticks. This is not a fundraiser, but a hope and remembrance event.

Both Tower Hall at St. Scholastica and Enger Tower will be lit in purple, the color for pancreatic cancer awareness.

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For more information, or to have a loved one’s name included in the ceremony, email lavonne.levar@gmail.com .

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