TIFTON, GA (WALB) - A Tifton woman got a big surprise on Saturday night, with a show of support by dozens of people. Carolyn Ellis was met with singing and of beautiful luminaries that lit up her neighborhood block.
Ellis is a cancer survivor and people wanted to show support for the woman they said had given so much to the community.
"Just overwhelmed that we can be a vessel of God's love, that we can share this, the energy that we have that we can put through the studio here and the children," said Pam Keith.
The supporters always wanted to raise awareness about funding for cancer research.
"We are on the forefront of finding that cure but without that research we will never find that cure," said Lee Turner.
The decorated luminaries will be taken to Washington D.C. for a ceremony on September 28. The supporters will also be talking with elected officials about the importance of cancer research.