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Lights For Love & Memorial Walk 2023

December 3, 2023 - 4:45 pm to 8:00 pm
Doey's House
11370 Caring Pathway Ln
Hagerstown, MD 21742
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Hospice of Washington County is holding the Sixth Annual Doey’s House Lights For Love Event and Memory Walk on Sunday, December 3, 2023. 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 reading of names to be honored will begin. At the conclusion of the reading of names, the memorial walk will commence and conclude with the lighting of an evergreen tree on Doey’s House Lawn at the end of the procession. Each light can be purchased for a donation of $10 per name to be read and includes being of part of the memory walk. Light refreshments will be served.

“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. 

According to Kelli Dieterich, “We are so honored to host this event at Doey’s House, Washington County’s only hospice inpatient unit. Since its inception, Doey’s House staff have cared for over 2,000 patients. It is an important part of hospice care in our community for those individuals who have pain and symptoms that cannot be managed at home.”

“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, inadequate HVAC needs, 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. 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

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