Shine a Light this December in tribute of someone you cherish.

Light is seen as a symbol of life, hope, guidance and truth. This 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.

The Display:

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.

Recognizing The Honourees:

Each light shining represents a special individual.

Click here to read why Manitobans chose to Shine a Light.

How To Get Involved:

We are currently accepting Shine a Light donations for the 2023 display.

  1. Make a donation of $100 to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation in memory, honour or tribute to a loved one.
  2. For each $100 donation made, a light bulb will shine in recognition of the chosen honouree at the CancerCare building on McDermot throughout December. Please make your donation by November 13 to have your chosen person’s name displayed at the December 1 lighting ceremony. Donations made after November 13 will be included on a second listing beside the display in mid December.
  3. 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.
  4. Don’t delay, only 1,000 lights are available.

Donate today to Shine a Light

Your gift will lead to a brighter future for those touched by cancer, and honour someone you love.


For a full list of those honoured in 2022 please click here.