2018 Lights of HOPE Ceremony

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Join ACS CAN on September 25 at 7:30 pm EST for the 2018 Lights of HOPE ceremony.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be honoring those who have been touched by cancer and remembering those lost, during the Lights of HOPE ceremony in Washington, D.C.

More than 25,000 Lights of Hope bags bearing the names of those touched by cancer will circle the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial in an experience to fight back against cancer. If you are unable to join in person consider donating and having a Light of Hope bag displayed to honor your loved one.

History

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 hundreds 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!

 

Lights of hope lined up in front of the Washington Monument