Each year on the last Thursday in September, the Neosho Bosom Buddies Group hosts a ceremony designed to honor breast cancer survivors and honor those who lost the fight. It's also an event to launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed in October.

Spokesperson Donna Hood, a breast cancer survivor, said that the event is called 'Every Candle Has A Name'.

"It will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27 beginning at 7 p.m. in Big Spring Park, in front of the stage. Everyone that attends will have the opportunity to light a candle in honor or memory of a loved one from the central candle of hope – if you do not want to light a Candle you are still welcome to come and honor someone in silence."

One of those attending will read the poem titled 'Every Candle Has A Name'. Music and prayers will also be part of the ceremony. The public is invited to attend and Hood suggest they bring lawn chairs to be comfortable.

For more information about the event, contact Donna Hood at 417-312-1027.