I had the privilege of being present to see the National Reflecting Pool lined with 40,000+ luminary bags, and to see influential speakers like caner survivors, politicians from both sides of the aisle, including Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Patsy Romero, Dr. Dick Deming, Brian Higgins, Brian Fitzpatrick, Lisa Blunt Rochester, and Buddy Carter. Patsy Romero's moving story of her diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and activism is enough to move anyone.
Cancer is a devastating killer throughout the world, and it is so humbling and powerful to be present seeing all the luminary bags lining the reflecting pool. The speakers and stories were nothing short of incredible and awe-inspiring. If you attended, I'm so glad, and hope that we can continue to work to rid the world of this awful pox! If you couldn't make it, or plan to attend in the future, I hope these images help to reach you!