A tree of hope: Cancer survivors and supporters attendt 20th tree lighting ceremony
Cancer survivors and supporters came together recently on the lawn at the Mall at Marathon and Commonwealth Bank recently for a truly enjoyable evening, to witness the Cancer Society’s 20th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Members of the Cancer Society, Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group and Us Too, the men’s cancer support group all witnessed tree being lit for the first time this season.
The lighting was also special for Cancer Society founder, Sue Roberts. She told of how the initial tree at the site had cost$8,000 and was purchased second hand with the help of a donation. That tree she said was knocked down by a wreckless driver who didn’t bother to own up to the accident. The current, and third tree on which the lights were lit and which will remain lit throughout the holidays is now two years old.
Roberts encouraged those persons in attendance to donate a light for the tree for a mere$10 in memory of a loved one, or just to thank the Lord for good health. She acknowledged the help of hundreds of donations and lights to the tree over the years. She also thanked Cavalier Construction, and Taylor Industries for their assistance in putting up the tree, as well as the Mall at Marathon for providing a storage container in Kelly’s warehouse.