The Brewer waterfront will glow tonight, in recognition of World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

It all starts at 6:00 tonight, at Mason's Brewing on Hardy Street in Bangor. Folks are encouraged to bring their glow sticks and their glow wear and help light the night. They don't have to be purple, just something that will help Light the Night for Hope.

While the event is being held for pancreatic cancer day, folks whose lives have been affected by any form of cancer are invited to attend. The Purple Iris Foundation is sponsoring the gathering, and will have luminaries available for purchase ($5 each) to recognize and/or remember cancer patients. The Brewer waterfront is beautiful on its own, but when you add in all those glowing lights next to the Penobscot River, it will be breathtaking tonight.

The Purple Iris Foundation works to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer, through the planting of hope gardens, and various events throughout the year. It was created by Christina Parrish, who is an 11-year survivor of stage 4 pancreatic cancer.