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Candle Lighting for Hope and Remembrance

Candlelighting for Hope and Remembrance

In unity with others at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, and at group ceremonies across the nation, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center held a Candle Lighting for Hope and Remembrance on Friday, October 1, 1999, under the front entrance canopy of the Cancer Center.


Max Wicha, M.D   Max Wicha, M.D., director of the U-M Cancer Center, welcomed the more than 350 guests who attended. Guests included bereaved family members and friends, healthcare providers and cancer survivors.
Beyond those who attended, families from throughout Michigan and Northern Ohio shared the names of loved ones who had died from cancer. The names were entered into a Memorial Book to be preserved at the U-M Cancer Center.   The names were entered into a Memorial Book to be preserved at the U-M Cancer Center.
At the end of the candle lighting ceremony, a bagpiper played a moving rendition of "Amazing Grace."  

At the end of the candle lighting ceremony, a bagpiper played a moving rendition of "Amazing Grace."

Guest candlelighters said a few words to honor or remember a special friend or family member.

  Guest candlelighters

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