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Warren Joins National Movement to 'Turn the Country Purple" Shining PurpleLight on Pancreatic Cancer

New Jersey residents and volunteers of the Northern New Jersey Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will join thousands of supporters across the U.S. to ’turn the country purple’ at PurpleLight Northern New Jersey.

 

PurpleLight events take place across the country uniting the largest community of advocates shining a purple spotlight on pancreatic cancer. The volunteer-led, free, awareness event is intended to illuminate hope for a growing community touched by the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S.

 

The community will come together on April 30, 2017 to honor survivors and remember those who have lost their battle with pancreatic cancer. The event is also intended to inspire local residents to take immediate action against one of the nation’s deadliest cancers by supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s bold initiative to double survival by 2020.

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“The devastation of pancreatic cancer isn’t talked about like other cancers, so it can be easily forgotten and many patients feel alone in their diagnosis,” said Volunteer Chair Franco Juricic, resident of Highland Park and 8-year survivor of pancreatic cancer. “PurpleLight is a beacon of hope; it reminds you that you’re never alone and your loved one will never be forgotten. An entire community is fighting the battle with you. That’s an incredible feeling.”

The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. at Camp Harmony, 206 Mount Horeb Road, Warren.  Bert Baron, 1450 WCTC Talk Radio’s award-winning host of “Jersey Central”, will emcee the event, which will include the reading the names of those lost to pancreatic cancer as well as current survivors of the disease.  Participants will stand while their loved one’s name is read to pay tribute and wage hope in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

To register please visit tinyurl.com/PLightNJ17.

The American Cancer Society reports an estimated 53,070 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and approximately 41,780 will die from the disease this year. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is working to double survival by 2020 by continuing to directly fund research, advocate for increased funding and resources from the national government, raise awareness through community outreach, and provide excellent patient services and support for novel initiatives like Clinical Trial Finder, Know Your TumorSM personalized medicine service and the Patient Registry.

Learn more about how you can support your local Northern New Jersey Affiliate and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by visiting www.pancan.org. To view organizational PSA please click here.

Follow the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on TwitterInstagram or on Facebook.  The Northern New Jersey Affiliate is also on Twitter at @PANCANNJ and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PanCAN.NewJersey

 

About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase survival for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative — The Vision of Progress: Double Pancreatic Cancer Survival by 2020. To continue to accelerate progress, a goal to raise $200 million by 2020 is also in place. Together, we can Wage Hope and rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer.

 

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What’s Happening at Holy Savior Academy

November 22, 2017

Editor's Note - The articles below were written by students at Holy Savior Academy

HALLOWEEN – Nick R.

Holy Savior Academy celebrated Halloween in many different ways this year:  parties, parades and crafts are just a few of the activities the participated in.  There was a Halloween parade where all of the children gathered around and walked outside of the school into ...

Missing: Have You Seen Duchess?

November 20, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ -Have you seen Duchess? Duchess is white with a black patch on her face and is a pit mix.

Duchess was LOST on October 27 in Plainfield near S 2nd Street and Rock Avenue. 

For more info or to contact Duchess's owner, click here.

 

Attend North Plainfield BOE Meeting Wednesday in Support of Dr. McLaughlin

November 13, 2017

North Plainfield Parents and concerned citizens of North Plainfield, please plan on attending Wednesday night's Board of Education Meeting (November 15, 2017, 7:30PM, East End School) in support of Dr. McLaughlin, Superintendent of Schools. It is critical that our/your Board of Education understands how much we value the efforts of Dr. McLaughlin and Ms. Vella and our desire to renew his ...

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- Oct 26, 2017
Robert N. Merkle – Plainfield Robert N. Merkle, 88, died Thursday, (October 26, 2017) at ...
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40th Annual Festival Of Trees Begins December 1

November 22, 2017

 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge.

The 40th Festival of Trees opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 2 and will remain ...

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Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Lisa Bleich and Beth Cassie to present Owning the ...

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Peppermint Boutique - Craft Fair

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Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

November 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

Warren Church Delivers 3800 Pounds of Food to Sister Parish for Thanksgiving

WARREN, NJ - The Knights at Our Lady of the Mount loaded up a truck and delivered 118 boxes of food, 3800 lbs. in total, to its sister parish Most Holy Name of Jesus in Perth Amboy on Saturday.

An additional monetary gift of  $1325 was also provided.

“The parishioners of Most Holy Name of Jesus were extremely grateful for the generous outpouring from our parish community and they ...