Nationwide Event Honoring Lives Impacted by Cancer Brings Hope Home to Minneapolis

September 25, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — This September, communities will honor lives affected by cancer when Lights of Hope Across America takes place on the front porches, kitchen tables and lawns of cancer patients, survivors and advocates nationwide and in Washington, D.C. Minnesota cancer advocates will represent the Twin Cities and the surrounding metro in the powerful national event, and invites community members to be a part of to join them for a local Lights of Hope display at the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Minneapolis on Tuesday, September 26th, from 7-8:30 p.m. 

This group of advocates are fundraising for Lights of Hope so that the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) may continue advocating for everyone affected by cancer, including the estimated 34,380 Minnesotans who will receive a cancer diagnosis this year.

“Every year, Lights of Hope sends an important message to lawmakers that their support is critical to ending cancer as we know it, for everyone,” said Britta Babel, ACS CAN Minnesota senior grassroots manager. “I look forward to getting cancer advocates, Hope Lodge guests and friends in Minneapolis involved in this heartfelt event to honor and remember our loved ones and their cancer fight, as well as remind them of the importance of implementing policies that ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to prevent, detect, treat and survive cancer.”

This year’s display is extra special. It is sponsored by the American Cancer Society Minnesota Area Board, and the cancer patients and their caregivers staying at the Hope Lodge get to be a part of it too, decorating bags in honor and in memory of their loved ones—or selves, too.

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodges communities offer a home away from home for people facing cancer and their caregivers when cancer treatment is far away. These communities provide comfortable guest suites with private baths, as well as inviting spaces with all the comforts of home, including a communal kitchen, dining area, laundry rooms, and places to gather or find a quiet respite – all at no cost to guests.

Additional details and the link to RSVP can be found here:

For details on how to dedicate a Lights of Hope bag, please contact Britta Babel at [email protected]



About ACS CAN - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) advocates for evidence-based public policies to reduce the cancer burden for everyone. We engage our volunteers across the country to make their voices heard by policymakers at every level of government. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and advanced proven tobacco control measures. We stand with our volunteers, working to make cancer a top priority for policymakers in cities, states and our nation’s capital. Join the fight by visiting


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