Story County Supervisors signed a proclamation recently declaring Nov. 16 as Pancreatic Cancer Day in the Story County area. On hand for the signing were all three supervisors and the Des Moines Affiliate Pancreatic Cancer Action Network media relations chair, Melinda Thach. Pictured, from left, are Lauris Olson, Thach, Rick Sanders and Marty Chitty. Another way that volunteers, like Thach, are raising awareness this month is by decorating holiday trees in purple. The organization plans to have trees at both the Octagon Festival of Trees in Ames and the Festival of Trees and Lights in Des Moines. Photo Contributed