Augusta, GA – Doctors Hospital will light up the entrance of its new patient tower with luminaries from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 in memory and in honor of cancer patients. More than 30 Columbia County High School students, who are in the hospital’s clinician program, will help in setting up the display at the hospital’s main campus on Wheeler Road. The public is invited to come and see the display.

The luminary display is part of the Fourth Annual Lights for Lydia in which local businesses and neighborhoods remember and honor cancer patients. The project is a premier fundraiser that raises awareness of women coping with cancer while generating funds that keep Lydia's services free. Every dollar raised goes to supportive services for women coping with cancer.

“It is a privilege to illuminate our campus as a beacon of hope to those battling cancer and to commemorate loved ones lost. I am grateful for Lydia’s services to women receiving cancer treatment at Doctors Hospital and in the communities we serve,” said Shayne George, President/CEO of Doctors Hospital.

The Lydia Project supports women battling cancer with ongoing correspondence and encouragement. Every woman receives a handmade tote made by the loving hands of volunteers and filled with encouraging items. Lydia also provides rent, utility, and prescription assistance to women who are unable to afford these basic expenses while undergoing cancer treatment and who reside in Aiken, Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond Counties.