Posted by Kaitlyn McConnell on Nov. 30, 2017 Christmas trees are tied with "knots" in honor and memory of cancer patients.

Battling cancer is the fight of one’s life, and the courage necessary for such a struggle deserves recognition. This year, that strength may be honored and memorialized through the CoxHealth Foundation’s Knot Forgotten Christmas trees. It’s the decorations that make these trees special: Each one is adorned with festively colored “knots” (bows) in honor or memory of cancer patients.

Every bow has a card attached with the donor’s name, as well as the name of each honoree. If desired, one can also add a special message with words of encouragement. Trees are displayed at Cox South’s north lobby and West Pavilion, and in Hulston Cancer Center.

Bows are $10 and may be purchased through Dec. 31 at Allenbrand Resource Center inside Hulston Cancer Center, in the north lobby and in the West Pavilion lobby of Cox South, or online at Proceeds benefit the Glauser Oncology Fund’s Patient Advocacy Program, which helps patients with free medications, travel assistance, nutritional supplements and supportive medical care in the hospital and at home.