SPARTANBURG — The holidays can be difficult for those who have lost a loved one. Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s Light Up a Life tree lighting will be held on Tuesday, December 8, at 3 and 7 p.m.
The Light Up a Life tree lighting is an annual fundraising and candle-lighting service held in remembrance of individuals who have passed away.
“The holidays are a time when we think back on family memories and loved ones,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. “The Foundation’s Light Up a Life tree lighting is a beautiful way to remember those who are no longer with us.”
For each donation made, a light will be placed on the Tree of Memory at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. The candle-lighting ceremony will be held at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, located at 686 Jeff Davis Drive, with a reception following the event. All donors attending the ceremony will receive a remembrance ornament, and biodegradable balloons shaped like doves will be released.
Contributions made by donors to the Spartanburg Regional Foundation will go towards the Hospice Special Needs Fund, which provides financial assistance to hospice patients in need and supports program enhancements such as bereavement services.
Families of former Spartanburg Regional Hospice patients are also invited to the event to honor their loved ones.
For more information or to make a donation, visit RegionalFoundation.com.
About the Spartanburg Regional Foundation
The Spartanburg Regional Foundation is a charitable organization whose primary mission is to benefit the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System through direct support and also through its supports of community programs and services that share the Spartanburg Regional mission of providing quality health care to our community. The Spartanburg Regional Foundation strives to create a community of giving for life.
About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through four hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, a Level I Trauma Center, and Advicare, a licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Advicare provides Medicaid services to residents throughout the state of South Carolina. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina in 2014-15. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.
This story was submitted by the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.