On September 10, the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., will be aglow with thousands of Lights of Hope — lighted bags created to honor those who have survived or are fighting cancer or remember those who lost their battle with the disease. I will be there in person as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), and I invite you to become part of this poignant and moving event by making a $10 contribution per bag to ACS CAN.
The Lights of Hope ceremony is an unforgettable reminder that we are all touched by cancer in some way, and that we need to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Holding this event at the U.S. Capitol sends a clear message to our elected leaders that we need to continue working to find cures and improve the lives of cancer patients in our country.
Contributions for Lights of Hope can be made by contacting me at email@example.com, or by visiting www.acscan.org/lightsofhope. Contributions to ACS CAN are not tax-deductible.
The Lights of Hope ceremony is part of the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. Volunteers like me from every congressional district in the country will meet with lawmakers to discuss cancer-related issues including increasing federal funding for cancer research, and supporting legislation to improve quality of life for cancer patients. To learn more about these and other issues, visit www.acscan.org.
Allison A. Hubbard
Board Chair Elect American Cancer Society High Plains Division