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Candles lit. Lights lining walkways and messages of support written in colorful chalk.

The Greater Lehigh Valley is showing support for healthcare workers by Lighting up the Night.

It was sparked by a last minute Facebook event created by Kimberley Carrell-Smith, a Lehigh University professor and Director of Community Fellows.

She says healthcare workers are the life and the light for those who are battling COVID-19. With people forced to stay at home, lighting up the night is a simple gesture to show support and appreciation to those battling on the front lines.

It's also a way to bring community together during a time of isolation and social distancing.

Storyteller Mary Wright of Bethlehem says, "All of us are feeling so fragile and so separate that I think anything we can do as a community to pull together, to do something together, it reminds us that we’re still part of community and that we’re not alone."

Center Valley resident and journalist Meriam Sabih says healthcare workers are heroes and people should keep following guidelines to keep those heroes safe.

"Our communities are finding unique ways to stay connected and to feel that connection right now... I think everyone is going through anxiety and any way we can be there for each other is really important right now including for our healthcare workers to show them support in any way we can and be there for our neighbors and our community," says Sabih.

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