LOUISVILLE — The American Cancer Society has announced a statewide effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. Called “Hope Lives Here,” the effort includes a donation drive and Night of Hope events in seven locations across the state on Sept. 18.
The events will strive to turn the commonwealth purple, and organizers anticipate that more than 1,500 Kentuckians will take part in the events. Night of Hope events will take place at: Lexington’s Triangle Park; Kentucky Lake /Sportsman’s Lodge (Benton); Newport Aquarium (northern Kentucky); Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival (southeastern Kentucky); Natural Bridge (east Kentucky); Fountain Square Park (Bowling Green); and Smothers Park (Owensboro).
For Kentucky residents who cannot attend the events, organizers hope that they will join the effort by turning on their porch lights and lighting a luminaria in support of the effort on Sept.18.
Residents of the commonwealth can reserve their spot at one of the seven events and make a secure donation online at hopeliveshereky.org. Thank you gifts are offered for each donation level: $12, Hope Lives Here T-shirt in heather purple; $25, Hope Lives Here purple mason jar luminaria; $35, Hope Lives Here T-shirt in heather purple and Hope Lives Here purple mason jar luminaria; or $50, Hope Lives Here Yard Sign and Hope Lives Here T-shirt in heather purple and Hope Lives Here purple mason jar luminaria.
Donors have the option to have their donations go to the Relay For Life of Harlan County if they choose. With this event there is a drop down menu that allows donors to select the Relay For Life event of their choice.
To make a donation or for more information, visit www.hopeliveshereky.org.
Every day your American Cancer Society dedicates time, talent and resources to saving lives. Patients and their families receive support, resources and assistance from many patient programs here in the commonwealth. Whether it’s a stay at the Hope Lodge or a ride to treatment through the Road to Recovery program, hope lives here. There are many faces of hope in many different homes. The American Cancer Society wants to celebrate such hope, and do more — coming together, as a unified state, to light up our homes with purple pride, signifying the support survivorship and the hope within us.
For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, visit cancer.org or call anytime, day or night, at 800-227-2345.