Luminaries will remember survivors and victims of cancer.

The eighth annual Light for the Fight will be observed at Southern Arkansas University during the month of October, including a virtual lighting ceremony today at Blanchard Hall.

Sponsored by the Business Student Advisory Council at the Rankin College of Business, Light for the Fight honors those who have battled, or continue to battle, cancer. Luminaries are placed in Blanchard Hall.

Because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will be slightly different this year.

Luminaries are available for purchase in honor and in memory of friends and family members affected by cancer. Light pink luminaries will be in memory of our friends and family members who had breast cancer, dark pink luminaries are for breast cancer survivors or current fighters, and purple luminaries are for those affected by other types of cancer.

The luminaries will then be on display throughout the month of October in the Blanchard Hall business building.

A virtual lighting ceremony will be broadcast from Blanchard Hall at 6 p.m. today.

CLICK HERE to participate via Zoom.

The luminaries are $5 each. CLICK HERE to purchase them.

“This ceremony is a way to honor all of those who have battled cancer, as well as for the survivors of those who have been lost to cancer, said Dr. Robin Sronce, dean of the Rankin College of Business. “This is a great community project that our students have taken on.”

This Light for the Fight ceremony began when business students wanted to do something to honor Tammie Green, the wife of current business professor Dr. Ken Green.

Proceeds from the sale of the luminaries will go to the Steel Magnolias’ Breast Cancer Support Group in Magnolia.

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