November 1, 2011

Musica to be bathed in purple for pancreatic cancer awareness tonight

Nashville’s Musica statue will be bathed in purple light during the Paint Nashville Purple event for pancreatic cancer awareness, Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m., at the Roundabout on Demonbreun Street.

Linda's Hope, a local non-profit organization for pancreatic cancer awareness and research, has received permission to shine purple lights – the cause’s signature color – on the Musica statue to kick off November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Representatives of Linda’s Hope and those who want to shine a light on this disease will gather in Owen Bradley Park, which is adjacent to the roundabout. Jordan Berlin, M.D., clinical director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will be one of the featured speakers at this event. Those who have lost loved ones to pancreatic cancer can write messages of hope on a memory board at the site.

For more details, contact Linda’s Hope at for information and support.