Good Samaritan Hospice to light “Love Light Tree” in honor of departed loved ones
WHAT: Good Samaritan Hospice lights the annual “Love Light Tree,” representing remembrances of departed loved ones. Each branch on the trees will hold the name of someone who is being remembered or honored. The program supports end-of-life care in the Roanoke and New River valleys.
WHERE: Tanglewood Mall, in front of Chick-fil-a on the 2nd floor.
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.
BACKGROUND: Good Sam is joining hospices across the country to raise awareness and facilitate dialogue about caring for those with life-limiting illnesses. The “Love Light Trees” are part of that effort to encourage conversations and remember loved ones.
For a donation of $10, a “love light” in honor or memory of someone will be placed on either the NRV or Roanoke tree. That person’s name remains on the tree throughout the holiday season, representing the light that person has brought into the world. For a donation of $25, individuals receive a hand-made porcelain ornament to keep or to have sent to someone as a gift, a reminder that their loved one is being thought of during the holidays.
“By participating in the Love Light Tree program people can not only light up the holidays for someone they love, but also help Good Sam to light up the holidays for a terminally ill person in our community,” said Cindy Hagerman, Director of Community Relations. “It’s an opportunity for anyone to help those who need hospice care, while remembering and recognizing special people in your own life.”
Donations are tax-deductible and allow Good Sam to continue to provide hospice care and grief support programs throughout Roanoke and New River Valleys and Smith Mountain Lake.
ABOUT GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE
Good Samaritan Hospice is the only community-based, not-for-profit hospice serving the Roanoke and New River valleys. Good Samaritan provides a holistic approach to health care that provides hospice and grief support to patients, families and community members regardless of ability to pay. To learn more, visit www.goodsamhospice.com.
Submitted by Thomas Becher