Turn the country purple this fall by attending PurpleLight 2013 in Cupertino on Oct 27, 5 PM! The PurpleLight Vigil for Hope is also a time to honor loved ones fighting pancreatic cancer as well as those who have lost the fight. It will be held at the corner of DeAnza and Stevens Creek Blvds at Cali Mill Plaza next to the Cypress Inn in Cupertino. To register for this free event and learn more, go to any of these three URLs PurpleLight Silicon Valley – October 27 Event Details Register Donate . Free parking is available at Cupertino City Center, one block east of the plaza at 20450-20470 Stevens Creek Blvd.
National Appeal from Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
SILICON VALLEY RESIDENTS WILL BE A PART OF A NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO TURN OUR COUNTRY PURPLE ON SUNDAY, OCT 27 IN HONOR OF PANCREATIC CANCER VICTIMS
WHAT: Local residents are turning Silicon Valley purple on Sunday, September 30 to call attention to one of our nation’s deadliest cancers – pancreatic cancer. PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope is an effort by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure, to honor those who have fought pancreatic cancer and celebrate survivors, while raising community awareness about the devastating disease. The event is among 60 PurpleLight vigils taking place across the country with thousands expected to turn out in honor of a loved one or friend.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States and is the only major cancer with a five-year survival rate in the single digits at just six percent. This year, nearly 44,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and more than 37,000 will die from the disease. In fact, 74 percent of patients die within the first year of diagnosis. There are no early detection methods and few effective treatment options exist.
Visit www.purplelight.org for more information
Registration begins at 5 PM; Event begins promptly 5:20 and ends at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cali Mill Plaza 20450 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino 95014
WHO: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Silicon Valley Affiliate
Pancreatic cancer survivors and supporters
Cancer Action Network – Silicon Valley Affiliate Volunteer
Posted on behalf of Lisa Liu and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network