Shine A Light On Lung Cancer Vigil

Losing a loved one is the most heart wrenching experience any of us can go through. It leaves a small space inside us that can never be filled, and in many cases, indisputably changes who we are. It’s a challenging time, trying to find a sense of normalcy again and getting on with life. It’s especially hard when we feel we’re all alone: that no one understands, or can help us deal  with the pain we feel. Having a shoulder to lean on is incredibly important in the long and difficult process of grieving, and believe me, there are plenty of people out there who want to lend a hand in mending broken hearts.

On November 15th, join those impacted by lung cancer in a special vigil designed to comfort the people who have been affected by this disease, and to help spread awareness of the cause to find a cure. The National Shine A Light On Lung Cancer Vigil is the largest event in the effort to spread support and information on lung cancer, and has now become the biggest international campaign on the subject as well. The program was started by Diane Legg, who held a vigil at the state capital in 2006. She is also a survivor of lung cancer, and is cofounder of the New England division of the Shine A Light movement.

 The vigil has become an annual event, now in its 4th year. Each year, people gather to honor their loved ones who have fought against lung cancer, or who have survived to tell their story. Some attend in support of the ones currently struggling against the illness, or are there to share stories of those they have lost. Caregivers and healthcare professionals, as well as close friends and family members, come to provide information and a support network for individuals in need. The Shine A Light Vigil brings together communities across the nation (and the world),  and gives hope to thousands who suffer, or have suffered, as a result of lung cancer.

 Many vigils incorporate a moment of silence to reflect on the way lung cancer has changed their life, and the lives of the people around them. Glow sticks are often held aloft in a gesture of remembrance and respect, and several people exchange emotional tales of their battle against the aggressive disease. If you want to share your story, or perhaps just want to listen to the accounts provided by other members, then you need to attend the Shine A Light Vigil this Thursday. It may just open your eyes to the world of lung cancer (and how it’s diagnosed), and you might also find a new person with a sympathetic ear willing to let you lean on their shoulder for a bit.

 Where: Louisville Slugger Field, 401 East Main St., Louisville, KY 40202

 When: Thursday, November 15th at 6pm

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