Children Lost To Cancer Honored At Huntington Tree Lighting

Children Lost To Cancer Honored At Huntington Tree Lighting

September 15, 2020, 4:00:00 AM

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Several families devastated by the loss of a child to cancer joined together for a tree lighting ceremony outside Huntington Town Hall on Thursday. Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci was joined by Katia and Anthony Conte, of the Daniela Conte Foundation, along with other families, for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, according to a news release.

"Sadly, we are here because each of the families here has experienced the unspeakable loss of
a child who lost their battle with cancer," Lupinacci stated. "The Contes reached out to my office to shine a light on Childhood Cancer Awareness after losing their daughter, Daniela, this March to a rare cancer after battling it for three and a half years. The Contes have started a foundation in memory of Daniela. Through the Daniela Conte Foundation, Katia and Anthony's strength and conviction demonstrate a selfless dedication to our community and I know Daniela, and all the children whose names are on this tree, are looking down on us, very proud of the work you are doing in their names."

The tree, adorned in gold lights and gold ribbons bearing the names of children lost to cancer, will be lit every evening until the end of September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The lights and ribbons were donated by the Daniela Conte Foundation.

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