Paint Nashville Purple -- November 1, 2011

October 26, 2011 at 7:44am

Linda’s Hope will Paint Nashville Purple to Kick off Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Local non-profit will light the Musica Statue Purple on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 to bring awareness to one of the deadliest and most underfunded cancers

 

Nashville, Tenn. – October 26, 2011 -- Linda's Hope, a local non-profit organization for Pancreatic Cancer awareness and research, announces Paint Nashville Purple, an event which will take place on November 1, 2011 at the Roundabout on Demonbreun Street at 6:30 pm. The organization has received permission to shine purple lights – the cause’s signature color – on the Musica Statue to bring awareness to this vicious disease and kick off November as Pancreatic Cancer awareness month. Representatives of Linda’s Hope and anyone who would like to join are encouraged to gather in Owen Bradley Park which is adjacent to the roundabout. Information about Linda’s Hope, Pancreatic Cancer, and upcoming events will be provided. Dr. Jordan Berlin, clinical director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will speak at this event. A memory board will be on site for those who have lost loved ones to Pancreatic Cancer to write messages of hope.

 

Red Rooster, Otter’s Chicken, Sushiyobi, Tin Roof, Mirko, and Tamarind Indian Bistro are offering 10 to 20% off of food and/or drinks the night of Paint Nashville Purple if customers are wearing a purple ribbon in honor of Pancreatic Cancer awareness.

 

            "We are thrilled that the Nashville Parks Department is permitting us to shine purple lights on this landmark to honor Pancreatic Cancer awareness month. My father, Larry Loftis, was able to live 13 months with this disease, double the life expectancy of most patients that get diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer," said Catherine Loftis, president of Linda’s Hope. “The Linda’s Hope volunteers, board of directors and supporters feel that not nearly enough is being done for this cause so we are going ‘paint Nashville purple’ throughout the month of November in order to draw attention to this ignored and important cause.”

 

            On Wednesday, November 9th, MacK and Kate’s in Franklin is hosting a Dining Night Out in honor of Linda’s Hope, with 20% of the profits from that night donated to the Pancreatic Cancer cause. Please contact the restaurant for reservations (6155914104). The 1st Annual Linda’s Hope Chili Cookoff will take place on Saturday, November 19th. Check lindashope.org and Facebook for more information.

 

            If you or someone you know has been affected by Pancreatic Cancer, please contact Linda’s Hope at lindashopepc@gmail.com for more information and support. Linda's Hope is on Facebook, and can also be followed on Twitter @lindashope.

 

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In the United States, Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth leading cause of all cancer deaths.  It has the highest mortality rate which is 95% and the numbers of new patients and deaths are on the rise.  Pancreatic Cancer research is underfunded with less than 2% of the National Cancer Institute's budget being given to this cause. Linda’s Hope provides support to those affected by Pancreatic Cancer by advancing research, supporting patients and families and raising community awareness for this critical cause.