2018 Lights of Hope Ceremony


Join ACS CAN on September 25 at 7:00 pm EST for the 2018 Lights of Hope ceremony.

More than 25,000 Lights of Hope – each decorated with the name of a friend or loved one impacted by cancer  - will circle the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Many will honor those who survived cancer, but too many others are in memory of lives cut short by this terrible disease.

Unfortunately, the deadline to dedicate a Lights of Hope has passed for this year's event.  But, you can see pictures from the event by following the #LightsofHope hashtag that evening, and by following ACS CAN on Facebook and Twitter.

Want a sneak peek? Watch the Facebook Live video from last year's event:




Lights of Hope began in 2011 at the National Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. 1,200 bags lined the Capitol's Reflecting pool that year celebrating ACS CAN's 10th anniversary.

In 2012, 7,000 Lights of Hope bags lit up the Capitol in honor of cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones lost across the U.S.

2013 gave way to a record 14,000 Lights of HOPE and during the ceremony ACS CAN honored the American Cancer Society's 100th year with a birthday cake recognizing the many accomplishments achieved together.

2015 marked the 5th Anniversary of Lights of HOPE boasted a display of 20,000 lights. While it was a very rainy event hun- dreds braved the elements including Celgene, a returning sponsor for a second year.

In 2017, we changed locations to the steps in front of the historic Lincoln Memorial, displaying over 25,000 Lights of Hope around the Washington Monument Reflecting Pool.

Help make 2018 the most remarkable year yet!