- Associated Press - Sunday, October 26, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The governor’s mansion in Raleigh is going purple for pancreatic cancer awareness.

Gov. Pat McCrory’s office said the lights at the mansion will be purple Sunday night after a 5:30 p.m. event at the capitol for survivors of pancreatic cancer and their families and friends.

Health officials estimate about 1,200 people will die in North Carolina this year of pancreatic cancer.

McCrory says he and his wife want to do all they can to raise awareness and money for research into

Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest mortality rates of any type of cancer.

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