Bridge being lit purple for cancer awareness

Ponca City Now - November 14, 2014 6:13 am

Bridge being lit purple for cancer awareness

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City’s iconic SkyDance Bridge over Interstate 40 is being lit up in purple to help bring awareness to pancreatic cancer.

City officials say the 200-foot-tall structure along the pedestrian bridge near downtown Oklahoma City will be lit purple Thursday night as part of an effort by the National Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

The Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Botanical Gardens also will be decorated with purple lights in honor of the event.

According to the network, pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest and is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. The network reports an estimated 73 percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within the first year of diagnosis.

 

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