Middlesboro ARH Hospital to hold tenth annual breast cancer survivor tree lighting


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Middlesboro ARH Hospital will be holding its tenth annual Breast Cancer Survivor Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception on October 6 in the fellowship hall at Binghamtown Baptist Church. Breast cancer survivors throughout the Tri-State are invited to attend.

“It is such a privilege to honor our breast cancer survivors during our tree lighting ceremony,” said Kathy Miracle, Middlesboro ARH Director of Radiology. “We are proud to say that many of the breast cancer survivors, who have attended our special ceremony, continue celebrating with us each year. That gives us all hope. We also want to reach out to breast cancer survivors who have not experienced our tree lighting ceremony and celebration. We want you to know that you have support.”

Each breast cancer survivor will be given an ornament to personalize and hang during the tree lighting ceremony. Once all the ornaments are hung, the tree will be lit, symbolizing hope, encouragement and strength.

After the tree lighting ceremony, dinner will be served. There is no fee for breast cancer survivors. If a family member joins the survivor, the fee is $25, which also includes entertainment for the evening. With the event’s theme being “Surviving with Laughter,” entertainment will be provided by Christian comedian, author and breast cancer survivor Tracy DeGraaf from Chicago.

The tree lighting ceremony and celebration will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve your tree ornament and seat, please call Kathy Miracle at 606.242.1193.

Photo cutline: Local breast cancer survivor adds her personalized ornament during a past tree lighting event at Middlesboro ARH Hospital.

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