LoveLine Tree-Lighting Ceremony Honors and Remembers
Each year, High Point Regional Health System invites those who have lost a loved one to cancer, cancer survivors, families and the community to join the cancer center staff for a Service of Remembrance and Hope.
“Cancer is about hope,” said Janet Forrest, manager of Patient Rights and Oncology Services. “For twenty-one years, this candlelight service has provided hope, while remembering those who have been touched by cancer.”
The ceremony is on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., in the Millis Regional Health Education Center. Following the ceremony, family, friends and participants are invited to make the “Walk of Remembrance.” All follow a candlelit path to the front of the Charles E. and Pauline Lewis Hayworth Cancer Center for the LoveLine tree lighting. A reception follows.
All proceeds from this event, provides cancer patients and their families access to financial assistance for crisis necessities not covered by other resources.
For each $5.00 gift, donors can illuminate a light on the LoveLine Tree of Life in honor or in memory of a loved one. In addition, an acknowledgment card and invitation is mailed out to the individual honored or the family member who was memorialized with your gift which notifies them of the gift and invites them to the LoveLine Ceremony.
For gifts of $1,000 or more, donors receive recognition in the LoveLine Tree-Lighting Ceremony program, custom signage on front lawn of the Cancer Center during the month of December and a copper leaf with both donor and honoree or memorialee’s names on the LoveLine Tree of Life Wall in the Cancer Center Family Room for one year.
To light a light on the tree in honor or in memory of a loved one, gifts for the ceremony are now being accepted and will continue until December 31.
For more information regarding LoveLine or the ceremony, please contact Julie Samuels, major gifts officer at (336) 878-6292.