Monroeville teen prompts color change at Levin fountain to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer
In an effort by a Monroeville teenager to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer, the water in the fountain outside of Levin Furniture will be dyed purple this November.
The fountain is dyed pink each October to raise awareness for breast cancer and is shut down in November for the winter months. But a letter from Monroeville resident Logan Robinson, 13, spurred a change of policy this year.
In the letter, Robinson explained that while she supports breast cancer awareness, it would be nice if the store also recognizes other diseases, such as pancreatic cancer, which killed her father 11 years ago.
“…when people ask how (my dad) died, I tell them, and they have no idea what it is,” Robinson wrote.
Robert Levin, the owner, and Levin management responded with a change of policy, saying the fountain water will be dyed purple and remain on throughout November. Robinson will add the dye herself at a ceremony Nov. 1.
“There's no cure for (pancreatic cancer) right now, and everyone's focused on breast cancer instead, but most people who get that live,” Robinson said.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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