Austin (KXAN) - Dozens gathered at the State Capitol Sunday night for a vigil raising awareness about the nation's deadliest form of cancer.
Organizers of the PurpleLight National Vigil of Hope want to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer.
Survivors say the vigil is important in the fight against the disease.
"There is a very low survival rate for pancreatic cancer," survivor Jean Adams said. "Therefore, the more financial support and emotional support we can get, the better it is."
The Austin vigil was one of 80 happening around the nation Sunday. It kicks off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which is in November.
In one year, more than 45,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the U.S., and more than 38,000 will die from the disease.
The Austin City Council is set to vote Thursday on design changes for the Auditorium Shores Dog Park.
Light snow flurries were reported early Saturday just north of the KXAN viewing area. Sub-freezing temperatures along with a slight chance of light snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue through Sunday morning.
The long-awaited Thinkery Children's Museum opened Saturday in the Mueller Development.
Two people are dead in Lee County following a one car rollover crash on FM 696 Saturday morning, DPS confirmed.
Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered an Austin teacher in Benghazi on Thursday.
Back in June, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law officially letting teachers and students use greetings such as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hannukah" in school, all without getting in any trouble.