Local Lights of Hope raises $20K

in Foundation/Health & Wellness

More than 700 lighted bags, each honoring the life of someone affected by cancer, lined the breezeway in front of Tennessee School of Beauty, 4704 Western Ave., on Saturday night, Sept. 18. The display was among hundreds in communities across the county during Lights of Hope Across America.

In ordinary times, hundreds of cancer advocates from around the country would be gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., where more than 50,000 Lights of Hope would surround the reflecting pool. But these are no ordinary times. Because cancer patients are increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus, we were unable to gather in D.C.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network asked volunteers to create Lights of Hope displays in their home communities, which is exactly what we did.

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