Light is seen as a symbol of life, hope, guidance and truth. This coming December a light display in the darkest month of the year will inspire, encourage, and uplift those touched by cancer while raising funds in support of CancerCare Manitoba.
1,000 lights will shine for all to see in December at the CancerCare Manitoba building at 675 McDermot Ave. representing those we cherish in memory, honour today, and for the people providing care along the way.
Strings of white lights will hang in the stairwell windows of the CancerCare Manitoba building from the 7th to main floor, illuminating the surrounding area.
The lights were officially turned on for 2023 on December 1st, 2023. The lights will shine throughout December and into the New Year.
Recognizing The Honourees:
Each light shining represents a special individual.
For a full list of those honoured in 2023 please click here.
Click here to read why Manitobans chose to Shine a Light.
Honouree names from donations made before November 13th are displayed in front of the light display. Honouree names for donations made between November 13 and December 1 will be added to the display the week of December 11th. For donations made after December 1, honourees will be posted on our online display only.
How To Get Involved:
We are currently accepting Shine a Light donations for the 2024 display.
- Make a donation of $100 to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation in memory, honour or tribute to a loved one.
- For each $100 donation made, a light bulb will shine in recognition of the chosen honouree at the CancerCare building on McDermot throughout December.
- You may choose to send an electronic card to the honouree or a printed card which CancerCare Manitoba Foundation will send on your behalf with a message of choice. You can also print your own blank card to give at a time of your choosing.
- Don’t delay, only 1,000 lights are available.