WHAT: Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.
On November 5, to kick off Pancreatic Awareness month, the Minnesota affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will host PurpleLight, an evening of hope and remembrance for those impacted by Pancreatic Cancer.
Taking place in the Parkview Event Center at Mall of America from 6 – 9 p.m., the event is focused around a special purple light ceremony. Survivors alongside family and friends who have felt the impact of pancreatic cancer will illuminate the space with purple by holding up purple glow sticks in memory of those who lost their lives to pancreatic cancer.
Registration is still open for this free event. Guests can register online at www.pancan.org or at the event.
More than 50,000 people in the US are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year. Only 9 out of every 100 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will live after five years. Pancreatic cancer is the only major cancer with a five-year survival rate in the single digits.
For more information on this event, click http://www.mallofamerica.com/events.
VISUALS: Guests gathered to honor family and friends
Over a hundred people illuminating the space with purple glow sticks.
WHEN: Sunday, November 5, 2017
6 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Mall of America – Parkview Event Center
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA®
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA boasts more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park featuring 27 rides; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, home to sharks, sting rays and an amazing underwater tunnel; FlyOver America a 4D immersive flight adventure; Crayola Experience; Rainforest Cafe; Hard Rock Café; the nation’s longest indoor zip line and an 18-hole mini golf course.
The Mall, a top American tourist and vacation destination, opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Mall of America hosts more than 400 events annually, including concerts, book signings, celebrity meet-and-greets and community-focused cultural events. The Mall is also home to a 500-room Radisson Blu hotel, a 342-room JW Marriott hotel; office tower; grand entrance and more. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
ABOUT THE PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of volunteers with over 90 communities leading the fight against pancreatic cancer. We are the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community engagement, and advocacy for a cure. Our organization raises money for direct private funding of research, and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding for this disease.