Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian is helping cancer patients in this area, through a Christmas tradition.
The hospital held its 7th Annual Christmas Tribute, which either honors or remembers loved ones. Ornaments are purchased for display on the tree in the hospital lobby. The funds raised go to the Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund.
"That's a fund set up here in our community, to help those cancer patients with special needs that insurance doesn't cover, like pain medicines, nausea medicines, prosthesis, help with transportation," said Wayne Herrington of Anderson Cancer Center.
More than 4,000 people were honored Tuesday. About $7,000 was raised for the fund.