ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Tonight at 7:00, the 2014 Lights of Love ceremony will once again take place at the entrance to the Phoebe Cancer Center as the annual event, a collaboration of the Junior Woman's Club of Albany and Phoebe Foundation, celebrates its 31st year.
"Lights of Love" is a ceremony that gives the community an opportunity to honor or remember their loved ones while giving a special gift to cancer patients and their families. Breast cancer survivor Jack Morrell, who received his diagnosis and treatment at Phoebe, has been chosen as this year's honorary tree lighter.
The ceremony will include music by Jack Morrell's cousins, Ronnie Morrell and his daughter, Amy Bowles. The event will end with the lighting of candles by those attending.
Funding from the 2014 Lights of Love campaign will go towards purchase of a three dimensional mammography unit. Studies show that 3D mammography, known as tomosynthesis, can offer up to 29 percent improvement in cancer detection and a 15 percent decrease in callbacks. Nowhere else in Southwest Georgia is 3D mammography available at this time.
For each donation of at least $25 in honor or memory of a loved one or friend, an acknowledgement card will be sent to them or a designated person. Donations can be made online at www.supportphoebe.org/lightsoflove.
Checks may be made payable to Phoebe Foundation/Lights of Love, and mailed to Phoebe Foundation/Lights of Love, PO Box 3770, Albany, GA 31706.