Guest Editorial - American Cancer Society (5/20/13) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Guest Editorial - American Cancer Society (5/20/13)

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May 22 is a day to make noise, a day to get loud and a day to take action. It's the American Cancer Society's 100th birthday! While it's a time to celebrate the progress that has been made, we will be embarking on our most ambitious undertaking yet to finish the fight against cancer.

You can join the Society in making this cancer's last century. On the Society's birthday eve, Tuesday, May 21, the American Cancer Society is hosting a special, community-wide "Every Candle Has a Name" luminaria ceremony on the Big Four Walking Bridge at dusk. The ceremony will honor, remember and celebrate the lives that have been touched by cancer through the lighting of 5,000 luminaria bags lining the bridge.

All community members are invited to participate in the ceremony, which will take place at 9 p.m.

For a minimum $10 donation, a luminaria bag can be dedicated in honor or in memory of someone touched by cancer. For more information about how you can help finish the fight against cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

We sincerely hope our community joins us on the next - and last - leg of this journey. We know that silence won't finish the fight; only action will. And we believe together, we can make this cancer's last century. Now is the time to finish the fight.

I'm Tiffany Hibbs, and that's my…Point of View.

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