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Purple Power! Cold Springs and Fairview unite tonight for Pancreatic Cancer

BREMEN - Although Cold Springs players, students, faculty and fans bleed blue and gold, this evening they will shed their tried and true colors for purple as the Cold Springs Eagles and the Fairview Aggies unite for a Purple Out for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness during their basketball games.

Pancreatic cancer is a disease that the American Cancer Society says 1 in 65 Americans will face, and it's one that hit home, affecting one of Cold Springs' own, Regina Willoughby, earlier this year. Purple is the color for pancreatic cancer awareness. From this, the idea of the Purple Out was born.

This evening, the inside of the Cold Springs gym will be bathed in purple to bring awareness about the disease and to support Willoughby. 

"We knew it would be easier for Fairview to participate since purple is their color," said Stephanie Crider, who is one of the event organizers.

Between the varsity games that pit the Cold Springs Eagles against the Fairview Aggies,  a special presentation will be made to Willoughby,  who is the wife of Cold Springs' varsity boys' head coach Tim Willoughby and herself a former coach at Cullman and St. Bernard.

"This is the month for pancreatic cancer awareness and purple is the color for it," said Crider. "Several of (Regina's) friends thought it would be a great way to honor her."

Make plans to come out and see some hoops and support an amazing cause. Junior varsity games tip off at 4 p.m.

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