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Sioux Falls Prepares for Pancreatic Cancer Effort

Darcy Bontje
(KSOO/Dan Peters)

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.  As a way to mark the occasion, Sioux Falls, along with over 80 communities across the nation will host the PurpleLight National Vigil of Hope.

Sunday night at 4:30pm at the Museum of Visual Materials at 500 N. Main Avenue in Sioux Falls, pancreatic cancer survivors and volunteers will gather for a short program.  Later, the gathering will move to Falls Park where the city will join in the commemoration by lighting the Falls purple.

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest five-year survival rate of all major cancers at just six percent.  The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network says that about 45,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year.  Seventy-three percent will die within one year.  Darcie Bontje wears her purple with pride as a volunteer and is someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.  She invites you to join the fight on Sunday in Sioux Falls and throughout Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November.


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