BREWER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Rain showers on Wednesday didn't stop some people from getting out to plant some flowers for a good cause.
The 'Purple Iris Foundation' is planting that flower in many spots around the Bangor area to remember those battling pancreatic cancer. Purple irises represent faith courage and wisdom. The foundation is planting them to honor victims and survivors of of the disease. It is also selling iris bulbs to raise money for the upcoming Relay for Life.
Chris Parrish, who survived her own battle with pancreatic cancer, is at the head of the group. She says the campaign is not just about honoring survivors but also spreading awareness of the deadly disease.
"I'm doing it for anybody that's afflicted by pancreatic cancer..it's very dear to my heart," she said, "and I just want to get out there. Different cancers have a big campaign..and its time for purple to be added to that."
This year's Relay for Life for Penobscot County will be taking place on May 17, 2013. If you would like to purchase bulbs to support the campaign you can visit the groups website at www.purpleirisfoundation.com.