Every PurpleLight Tells a Story
Share YOUR story with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network!
Pam Raney – Southern New Jersey
The first Purple Light I attended was 17 months after my mother passed. I helped my local affiliate organize the Purple Light which I found to be a lovely way to bring people together who have been stricken with such sadness for one common peaceful moment of unity and hope.
Charisse Cameron – Springfield
PurpleLight gives us an opportunity to gather with other families that have been affected by pancreatic cancer and gives us the chance to remember and honor those loved ones. It is a comfort to light our purple glow sticks and celebrate the lives of these important people.
Rebecca Shanahan – Las Vegas
Purplelight Las Vegas is important to us because it gives us a night to just put the world aside and honor the memory of all of our loved ones. It is a place to seek comfort and understanding from others that understand. To see the luminaries lined along the purple carpet casting a purple glow and the cracking of the glow sticks as each family’s loved ones’ name is read, is powerful and sad at the same time. Listening to the survivors speak gives each one of us hope that with the advances in research and treatments we will save many lives in the future.
Natalie Hanway – Omaha
The first time I attended a PurpleLight I didn’t know what to expect. Even after two years of attending, nothing compares to the overwhelming feeling of unity that comes from watching those purple glow sticks light up. When the first name gets called from that ever-growing horrible list, a silence occurs. The sound of cracking glow sticks break that silence. This sound lets the rest of us know that despite all the sadness and heartache, we are not alone. That even though we face a horrible enemy we are not alone and we will find a cure.