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Purple Light Shines Light on Pancreatic Cancer

A candlelight vigil was held in Bentonville Thursday to remember and honor those affected by the illness.
A purple light shined in Northwest Arkansas Sunday night as part of a nationwide effort to honor those who have fought pancreatic cancer.

'National Vigils of Hope' lit up the sky Sunday evening, including the glow coming from Orchards Park in Bentonville.

The Northwest Arkansas affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network organized the event.

It's estimated that more than 45,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease this year and more than 38,000 will die from it.

"Because of the high mortality rate we don't receive a lot of awareness for this cancer so it's just an evening to come together to offer support and hope," says Dana Quinn, community rep for the organization.

The candlelight vigil was held to remember who have fought pancreatic cancer and honor those who have survived the disease.
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