Raising awareness for cancer

Published 6:49 am Saturday, July 7, 2018

Dear Editor,

It can be hard to cut through the noise on social media when trying to share a cause about which you’re passionate. That is why I am proud to have a visible way to raise awareness for cancer — a disease that will claim the lives of more than 41,000 Texans this year.

Every year, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteers like myself travel to Washington, D.C., to speak with Congress about how we can eliminate cancer once and for all. We bring with us thousands of Lights of Hope luminaria bags to display around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and they’re decorated and adorned with the names of cancer survivors and those lost to this horrible disease.

If anyone would like to get a Lights of Hope bag for someone they love, please contact me: nneel1551@gmail.com or 409-201-4970 All donations must be made by Sept. 10.  Each bag is $10.00.  I will personally make the bags and take them to Washington.

Thank you,

Nancy Neel

Silsbee, Texas