Lighting up hope in the Home Seeker’s Paradise

Published 10:46 am Friday, April 17, 2020

Anyone looking for a shining light of hope can expect to see just that Saturday evening.

Relay For Life of Copiah-Lincoln invites the pubic to join survivors and caregivers at 7:30 p.m. on Storm Avenue in Brookhaven for “Lights of Hope” — a drive-by luminary ceremony to honor anyone who has been affected by cancer or coronavirus COVID-19.

Vehicles will enter Storm Avenue from South Church Street and exit via Smylie Street onto Hwy. 51.

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American Cancer Society community development manager Stacie Cross says the event is a chance to unite the community to honor and celebrate cancer survivors and those dealing with COVID-19 in a unique way.

“This has been such a stressful and scary time for everyone,” Cross said. “It’s an especially concerning time for cancer patients and survivors, who are among those at high risk of serious illness from an infection.

“Relay For Life is always a time to unite our communities to honor and celebrate cancer survivors, but we want 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.”

For more information, call Cross at 601-748-9901, or follow the event on Facebook at RFLCopiahLincoln.