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ACS CAN calls for Lights of Hope Logistics volunteers

Submit interest form for 2023 team by Aug. 15.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Lights of Hope Logistics Team is calling on interested ACS CAN and American Cancer Society (ACS) team members and volunteers to join them in helping to make this year’s 13th Annual Lights of Hope Walk another monumental event. 

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, ACS CAN will host its National Lights of Hope Walk during the annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day, held Sept. 17 - 20 in Washington, D.C., where approximately 600 ACS CAN advocates will represent all 50 states to convene on Capitol Hill and ask Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. 

Since 2011, Lights of Hope has been ACS CAN’s signature fundraising event to honor and remember those who have been touched by cancer, while raising funds to help end the fight against cancer as we know it, for everyone. Again, this year, a solemn display of nearly 10,000 lights will adorn the Constitution Gardens pond in D.C. to honor cancer survivors and memorialize those who lives were lost due to the disease. The event will be held in tandem with Lights of Hope displays across the country including a collective total of more than 60,000 lights.

Those who participate as members of the ACS CAN Lights of Hope Logistics Team will volunteer to assist in the set up and take down of Lights of Hope throughout Constitution Gardens, guide attendees as needed as well as lead a team of other volunteers to complete this task, potentially lasting 12+ hours. 

To apply, please complete the interest form by Aug. 15. ACS CAN and ACS team members are encouraged to discuss interest with their manager prior to completing the form. ACS CAN and ACS volunteers should inform their staff partner of their desire to help with this year’s D.C. Lights of Hope Walk before submitting the interest form. Every qualified applicant will be entered into a lottery for selection. Once selected, ACS CAN and ACS team members and volunteers will be contacted by an ACS CAN team member to verify information, grant approval and provide specific details related to the event. Travel, hotel and meal expenses will be covered for members who reside outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

For additional information or questions about ACS CAN’s Lights of Hope Logistics team, contact Rachael Eerdmans, associate director, Advocacy Volunteer Engagement. 

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