A luminaria ceremony was conducted and hundreds of white bags symbolizing loved ones who lost their battle, those that are currently battling the big C and those who are survivors lined the sidewalks all the way around the Courthouse.
MC for the evening, Ted Brown told the large group gathered, “ Here is my challenge, to the 100 people still here. What happens if we each raise $100? I’m pretty sure if we all talk to our friends and really try we can crush our record. We can make a difference but we all have to do our part. You can’t just stand by and hope. You have to do something. That might be pray, it might be collect money…but you have to do something. We owe it to every person that’s on that bag and every one that’s a survivor. If we work together we can do it but it takes all of us. And it takes us reaching out to our family. Us reaching out to our friends and us reaching out to people we don’t know to get them involved.”