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Hope Lights the Way is chance to celebrate, honor, remember loved ones

08-15-2017 (Akron, Ohio )

We all have special people in our lives who have illuminated our hearts with their friendship, love or simple acts of kindness. At this year’s Hope Lights the Way event, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m., you can pay special tribute to a friend or loved one, living or deceased, by having a luminaria dedicated in his or her honor.


This annual celebration of family and friendship will be held in Perkins Square Park in front of Akron Children’s Hospital. The rain location will be the hospital’s Sherman auditorium. The evening will include inspirational messages from Drs. Jeff and Ellen Kempf, founders of the hospital’s Office of Pediatric Global Health. There will also be luminaria dedications, entertainment and refreshments.


Luminaria dedications are free of charge and there is no limit to the number of requests that can be made by each individual. Forms are available at hospital’s Human Resources department, on the web at, or by calling (330) 543-8335 with the information you would like placed on the dedication.


There is no charge to attend this cancer awareness community event. Free parking is available in the hospital parking decks. For more information, visit