2020 Lights of HOPE Ceremony


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Join ACS CAN on September 12, 2020 for Lights of Hope Across America

This year 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 Across America ceremony that will be streamed nationwide.  We are bringing hope home to every community. Everyone will have the opportunity to display Lights of Hope from their neighborhood. Lights of Hope Across America is about being creative and helping us show the world that even a pandemic will not stop our lifesaving work.
With hundreds of at home displays bearing more than 40,000 names of those touched by cancer Lights of Hope Across America will be an amazing experience. This is our opportunity to share the stores of our loved ones and to fight back against cancer.  Be a part of this event by donating and having a Light of Hope bag displayed to honor your loved one.


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 2019, we continued to hold the event on the steps in front of the historic Lincoln Memorial, displaying over 40,000 Lights of Hope around the Washington Monument Reflecting Pool.

Help make 2020 the most remarkable year yet!