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PurpleLight Vigil for pancreatic cancer

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Purple lights lit up the sky at a Cedar Falls park for Pancreatic cancer. The event was part of the PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope.

It honored those who have fought pancreatic cancer, celebrated survivors and raised awareness about the disease.

About 100 people took part in the vigil. Troy Wilkes, a local pancreatic cancer survivor of 8 years shares why the event is important to the community. "So there is hope," said Wilkes. "It gives us an opportunity to try to fight cancer, try to eliminate Pancreatic cancer as an issue because it is so deadly."

The event was among 60 similar vigils nationwide.  

 

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