PurpleLight Ceremony for pancreatic cancer at Mall of America
WHAT: More than 500 people will gather in the Rotunda on Sunday, Nov. 1 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleLight ceremony.
The lights in Mall of America will dim at 7 p.m. and individuals will illuminate purple glow sticks as they hear names of their loved ones who have fought and lost the battle to or are currently battling pancreatic cancer read aloud.
The ceremony commences National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November.
Pancreatic cancer has the lowest five-year survival rate of all major cancers at just six percent. This year, more than 46,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and more than 39,500 will die from the disease. There are no early detection methods and few effective treatment options exist.
For more information on the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleLight event, click here.
VISUALS: The Rotunda glowing purple filled with more than 500 people honoring loved ones who have lost the battle to or are currently battling pancreatic cancer
WHEN: Sunday, November 1, 2015
WHERE: Mall of America – Rotunda
About Mall of America®
Mall of America is the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.87 million square feet, the Mall is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park; EMS Entertainment Exhibit Center; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Hard Rock Café; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America, a 14-screen movie theater with digital projection including 4K, digital sound and 3D capabilities; Radisson Blu Mall of America, a 500-room hotel connected by skyway to Mall of America The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Mall is currently undergoing an expansion project on all three levels on the north side. The expansion will include a 342-room JW Marriott hotel, office tower, high-end retailers, new dining options, a tourist welcome center and large event space. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.
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