Hope Shines Brightly This Holiday Season for Cancer Patients

Categories: Fundraising

Sixteenth Annual Lights of Hope Held at EMMC Cancer Care

Hope will shine brightly for local cancer patients when the Lights of Hope tree is lit December 13 at Eastern Maine Medical Center Cancer Care. Lights may be purchased to honor or remember a loved one. The names of the honorees will be displayed at the tree lighting ceremony. Since 2001, Lights of Hope has raised more than $335,000 to directly benefit patients at EMMC Cancer Care.

The star atop this year’s tree has been given by an anonymous donor from California. The gentleman, a father of two grown daughters and who has ties to Maine, was recently diagnosed with leukemia. When making his donation, he had one request- that the star honor a six to ten year old girl currently undergoing cancer treatment at EMMC. The family of the girl, who hails from northern Maine, was touched by the donor’s generosity.

The tree lighting ceremony will also include music and light refreshments. The event will take place Tuesday, December 13 outside EMMC Cancer Care, located at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center building on Whiting Hill Road in Brewer. Fellowship begins at 5 pm with the ceremony to take place at 5:30 pm. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the building.