LoveLight Tree Warms Spirits, Supports TMC Hospice

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TMC Auxiliary hosted its annual LoveLight tree lighting ceremony Wednesday evening in front of Peppi’s House, bringing the community together once again to share some holiday spirit and support TMC Hospice.

About 75 people turned out to hear from Auxiliary board member and president-elect Jack Schwartz, TMC Chaplain Amy Barron-Gafford and Hospice Director Mary Steele; enjoy tasty treats and hot apple cider; meet new people; and celebrate the spirit of the season.

Hundreds of LoveLights lit up the tree, with white lights memorializing loved ones who have passed away, and red, green and blue lights honoring family, friends and co-workers. Additionally, the Grand Lodge of Arizona Knights of Pythias presented TMC Hospice with a generous gift of $300 to support the Veteran to Veteran volunteer program at Peppi’s House.

And Auxiliary volunteer Rosemary Capin created all the beautiful gift baskets again this year, which were a big hit in the raffle!

All money raised from the sponsoring of LoveLights goes to benefit TMC Hospice.

It’s not too late to take part! If you’d like to make a contribution of $5 for one LoveLight or $10 for three, you may do so by contacting Kate at the TMC Auxiliary, 324-5355.

What is TMC Hospice?
TMC Hospice is a special program that cares for people with any terminal illness after the patient, physician and family decide that aggressive curative treatment is no longer appropriate. Hospice care provides a sensitive support system that helps patients and their families cope with physical, spiritual and emotional concerns related to the terminal condition. Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process.

At TMC Hospice, we consider life a sacred journey of transformation, personal growth and discovery. Our mission is to help those with life-limiting illnesses walk their path of life and receive compassion, dignity and love.

Hospice Can Help
Coping with a terminal illness for which there is no cure affects everyone whose life it touches – patients, families and friends. Dealing with the changes and problems can be a difficult challenge for everyone involved. Hospice will help patients and families face this challenge.

Hospice care allows patients with limited life expectancy to stay in the comfortable surroundings of their own home. This is accomplished through the support of a dedicated team of experienced and compassionate, professional staff and volunteers who provide physical, emotional and spiritual support for patients and their families.

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