On Thursday, the annual Every Candle Has a Name – hosted by the Neosho Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group and the American Cancer Society – will hold the event at 7 p.m. at Big Spring Park.
The annual event is always held the last Thursday of September, with October being recognized as breast cancer awareness month. The public is invited to attend.
This event is to celebrate the survival of breast cancer with survivors, families and friends, and also to pay tribute to those who have not survived the battle.
"Everyone that attends the event will be given the opportunity to light a candle from the Central Candle of Hope - they may light in silence or give the name of a person or persons they want to honor," said Donna Hood, co-organizer of the event.
In the past, the attendance has been good. Participants are asked to bring a lawn chair to the park.
Hood is pleased with the attendance from the past.
"If we are able to reach out that night and touch the life of a person that has been newly diagnosed with breast cancer or a caregiver that attends to honor their survivor, then we have completed our mission," she said.
For more information, call Donna Hood at 451-4880.