You may have noticed the symbol of our city and state was a different hue Sunday night. In fact, the State Capitol was purple this weekend, the color representing all those lost to pancreatic cancer. Including one lincoln man who brought dozens downtown.
The family of Larry Griffith organized the Lincoln event. Griffith was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer one year ago Sunday. He lost his battle in February. Sunday night his family was raising awareness for the disease that is the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths.
"The Capitol...purple Capitol is our beacon of hope. It's just like out there you know. This is why we're here. Come find out, check it out," Larry's friend Louise Weyer said.
"And I don't ever, ever, ever want anybody else to watch their loved one die the way I watched him leave," Larry's daughter Julie Catalina said.
Lincoln joins 44 other states and 66 other cities in lighting important buildings in an effort to raise awareness.