Gateway Mall to Host Lights of Hope Decorating Party In Honor and Memory of Those Touched By Cancer
In partnership with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Gateway Mall is helping to honor and remember those touched by cancer for one of the biggest tribute events in the United States.
LINCOLN, NE – In partnership with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Gateway Mall is helping to honor and remember those touched by cancer for one of the biggest tribute events in the United States. During the mall’s Open Mic night event on August 29 from 6-9 p.m., those in attendance will get the opportunity to decorate Lights of Hope bags in honor or memory of a loved one touched by cancer. After the bags have been decorated, they will be displayed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC on September 10 as a part of the yearly Lights of Hope ceremony.
The purchase of Lights of Hope bags for the ceremony in Washington D.C. raises important funds for ACS CAN while honoring those who have been touched by cancer. It’s expected that 30,000 tribute bags from across the country will surround the reflecting pool of the memorial during this event.
Those wishing to honor or remember a loved one with cancer can visit http://action.fightcancer.org/goto/nebraskaloh before the August 29 decorating party event at Gateway Mall. Each Light of Hope is a $10 donation.
“Gateway Mall is honored to partner with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. We hope customers will take the opportunity to visit the food court to listen to our featured open mic artists and learn more about the Lights of Hope event,” said Becky Slides, marketing director, Gateway Mall.
“ACS CAN is grateful for the support from Gateway Mall for this event. We’re looking forward to taking these beautifully decorated tributes to Washington D.C. and making our voices heard with our lawmakers on the importance of increasing funding for cancer research,” stated Matt Prokop, Nebraska grassroots manager for ACS CAN.
About ACS CAN
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org.
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