Above / The Millennium Carillon in the Moser Tower is illuminated with a purple glow to recognize Pancreatic Cancer Week. Moser Tower is located on Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk. (PN Photo on Nov. 13, 2018)
Naperville City Carillonneur Tim Sleep will perform two special concerts on Thurs., Nov. 15, to raise awareness for National Pancreatic Cancer Day.
The identical concerts at 12PM and 7PM will be performed to honor artists and actors who have died from pancreatic cancer, a dreaded cancer that currently comes with a poor prognosis. The lights on Moser Tower have been turned purple this week in remembrance of Pancreatic Cancer Week.
As a follow through from the Aretha Franklin concerts performed in August, Sleep has coordinated additional concerts in November with the assistance Ann Zediker and Grace Saunders to create awareness about the need for research to help cure pancreatic cancer.
Notably the music of Aretha Franklin will be reprised. Some of the artists/actors that also will be remembered are Luciano Pavorotti, Henry Mancini, Steve Jobs, Dizzy Gillespie, Roger Williams, Alan Rickman, George Halas, Jack Benny and others. Dan Sleep, brother of Tim Sleep, passed away from pancreatic cancer last year.
Hearts also will be remembering longtime Naperville resident Terry Klein who lost his life to pancreatic cancer on Nov. 5, 2018.
More than 30 songs (or a recognizable snippet) will be performed Thursday, Nov. 15, during a 20-minute performance by Sleep.
2018 Pancreatic Cancer Day Song List
The Millennium Carillon recitals are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.