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Hospice Lights Up the Holiday Tree

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Adventist Health/Hospice serving Tillamook County will hold the holiday tree lighting ceremony that kicks off its annual Light Up a Life fundraising campaign on Monday, November 22, 2010. Featuring special music and brief remarks, this celebration will take place at noon at the Tillamook County Creamery Association visitors center (Cheese Factory).

Light up a Life, Hospice’s only public fundraiser, officially starts with the inserts mailed with the Tillamook PUD bills in October and runs through the Reading of the Names ceremony that will be held this year on January 3, 2011.

A donation during this time, made in memory of someone who has died, or in honor of someone still living, helps ensure that hospice care is available to anyone in our community with a terminal illness. Donations may be made by mail or in person at the Hospice office, located at 1015 Third Street in Tillamook, and online by clicking on Make a Donation to the right.

Those who contribute $10 or more may receive a sand dollar, lovingly decorated by our hospice volunteers to commemorate the honored individual. The sand dollar ornaments will be available immediately before the ceremony at the Cheese Factory or at the hospice office.

Hospice provides compassionate end of life care, including medications related to the terminal illness, equipment required to care for a person at home, and professional services to around 100 patients throughout Tillamook each year.

“We are so blessed to have the hospice team of staff and volunteers that we do in Tillamook,” shared Mary Welle Sims, who has experienced hospice both as a volunteer for some 25 years as well as being a family member of a hospice patient. “Hospice is a wonderful service that can bring such peace and support to patients and their loved ones during what can be a very stressful time in their lives. I’m thankful to be a part of the mission of mercy of hospice.”

For more information, please call the Tillamook Hospice office at (503)-815-2486.