The holiday season is upon us and it is a very special opportunity to celebrate the life of loved ones. Residents can remember loved ones who have passed away or honor those living and those who are suffering illnesses. Hospice Care Corporation's annual "Light up A Life" event begins now and continues through December.
For the past 29 years, Hospice Care has hosted its "Light up a Life" annual campaign to raise money for the organization's patient care services. Hospice Care of North Central West Virginia is one of the oldest non-profit hospice organizations which provide end-of-life care for people who have life-limiting illnesses without the ability to pay.
"Light up a Life is a tradition and it's one of Hospice Care's biggest fund raisers of the year. By supporting 'Light up a Life' you are helping your families and friends. It is important to know that 100 percent of the money we raise stays right here in North central West Virginia," said Cynthia Woodyard, vice president of Public Affairs and Access.
For a donation, individuals can place a light, ornament or a special keepsake angel on a tree in any of the participating locations. Donations are made in memory or honor of a friend or loved one. Everyone who is remembered or honored is entered into a memory book, which is one display throughout the season.
This year, the keepsake clay angel is holding a star. Lights, ornaments and the handmade keepsake angels are available for participation. Lights can be sponsored for $5, ornaments for $20, and the porcelain keepsake angel is $35. All donations are tax deductible.
Two trees will be lit in Randolph County on Dec. 3. One tree will be located at the Randolph County Courthouse in Elkins, and the second one will be at the Mountain Valley Bank in Mill Creek.
For more information about "Light up a Life" contact Hospice Care at 1-800-350-1161 or the Elkins Hospice Care office at 304-637-0618 or participate this year with online ordering from Hospice Care's new website at www.hospicecarecorp.org.