The American Cancer Society’s Copiah County Lights of Hope is tackling social distancing barriers during COVID-19 by holding “Lights of Hope,” a drive-by luminaria ceremony, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11. The event route will be announced at a later date but will take place in downtown Hazlehurst.
“This has been such a stressful and scary time for everyone,” said Stacie Cross, community development manager for the American Cancer Society. “It’s an especially concerning time for cancer patients and survivors, who are among those at high risk of serious illness from an infection. Copiah County Lights of Hope will be a time to unite our communities to honor and celebrate cancer survivors. We had to change things up a bit and bring the celebration to our survivors during this time of social distancing. We hope that everyone will join us as we spread a little hope.”
Luminaria are available for purchase for $10 for white bags and $25 for gold star bags. If you would like to purchase a luminaria in honor or memory of someone, you can purchase through the Relay for Life website: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=96556; or email [email protected]
Also available are t-shirts and survivor, honor/memory yard signs. Contact [email protected] for more information or any member of the Relay for Life Copiah County team.
Any business interested in sponsoring the event is asked to contact Stacie Cross via email at [email protected]
For more information about Copiah County Lights of Hope, follow the event on Facebook at @RFLCopiahLincoln, or email [email protected]