Bob Keyes said it was hard for him and his wife Nancy watch a young loved one lose his battle with cancer. Nancy’s great nephew died of leukemia a few years ago.
“With the experience we had through him we decided we needed to try to do something to try to benefit St. Jude's,” said Keyes.
Keyes said he started looking up Christmas light shows on the internet and decided to do it himself. Lights are synced to Christmas music on a radio station and donations are accepted from anyone who comes by. The first year they raised around $1,200 dollars and last year that increased to $2,700.
“Unfortunately this year, because of the economy I am sure and the weather has something to do with it, it's been rainy, but our donations have been way, way, way down this year,” said Keyes.
Keyes said they still hope to change that and shine some light on the good work of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The hospital only charges what people can afford an turns no one away.
“The light show draws some attention to the things Saint Jude’s is doing in Memphis, that's our real focus is Saint Jude’s,” said Keyes.
There are six tunes that the four houses in the neighborhood. Keyes said that everyone is welcome.
“You are welcome to go as many times as you want and you do not have to pay anything, we just love seeing the people come out,” said Keyes.
The show will continue until Jan. 1 and begin at 5:30 in the evening.