Lights for Love
Hospice of Washington County (HWC) is holding the Fifth Annual Doey’s House Lights For Love & Memorial Walk event on Sunday, December 4, 2022. Individuals can honor and remember loved ones’ with luminaries placed around Doey’s House and walk in their loved ones’ honor or have a volunteer walk in their honor. The funds raised through this event will support Hospice of Washington County’s Benevolence Program.
Prophets of the Abstract Truth will entertain from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. At 4:45 p.m., the Remembrance Walk will begin. The walk will conclude with the lighting of an evergreen tree on Doey’s House Lawn and then the names will be read for each luminary purchased.
Shuttle service will be available beginning at 3:30 pm from Eastern Elementary School.
Each light can be purchased for a donation of $10 and will include being of part of the memory walk.
“Through Lights For Love, Hospice of Washington County gives family members a special occasion to honor and remember their lost loved ones. Our little tree grows each year, and regardless of the season, is a symbol of the compassionate service Hospice delivers to family members after their loved ones are gone,” stated Melissa Fountain, Co-Chair of the Annual Gifts Committee. “We are very happy to bring back the memory walk again after two years of needing to do a drive through event.”
“The Benevolence Fund provides basic emergency needs to our patients and families at a time when they need it the most,” stated AVP of Mission Advancement for HWC, Karen Giffin. “When our staff visits our new patients, they often find that the patients have insufficient food, heat or cool air, or gas to go to the doctor’s. The Benevolence fund is a stopgap measure while our social workers work with the many community organizations to provide on-going support. This fund will insure that immediate support is given to our patients and their families.”
Individuals can also leave a legacy by having the name of a loved one permanently placed at Doey’s House, Washington County’s only hospice house. There are many opportunities including personalized stone pavers and other naming rights. Pavers require a $250 donation and there are a number of naming opportunities at a variety of levels Doey’s House.
More information on these programs designed to honor and remember your loved ones can be obtained by calling 301-791-6360 or email HWC-DevelopmentTeam@hospiceofwc.org.
Luminaries can be purchased for $10 per name to be read.
To purchase your luminary, visit donorperfect.com/LightsforLove2022.