LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A vigil of hope was held on the steps of the state capitol Sunday night, raising awareness for pancreatic cancer.
People across the country honored loved ones fighting the disease as well as those who have lost the fight. A list of names of survivors and those who lost their lives to Pancreatic cancer was read aloud at the Purple Light Ceremony.
Families and friends stood with purple glow sticks when their loved one's name is called. Many of the survivors who attended said they were astounded by the turnout.
"I feel like I'm in an exclusive club of survivors, and we don't want that. We want there to be many, many survivors," said Judy Hollowell.
The nationwide vigil is also an effort to further the research on the disease.