Special to the Register
Gainesville Daily Register
Cooke County —
The year 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of “Light Up A Life,” an annual benefit program coordinated through Home Hospice of Cooke, Grayson and Fannin counties.
The program is intended to help subsidize the care provided to those patients who otherwise might face their final months alone. The need is growing; it was reportedly up 130 percent during 2011, and has continued to grow through this past year.
Public participants have an opportunity for to honor or remember someone special in their lives with a gift to Home Hospice.
Sponsorships are available at www.homehospice.org. The public has opportunities to make a significant difference to many in the community. Money donated to “Light Up A Life” goes directly to fund the care of terminally ill patients and provide support and guidance to their families. Home Hospice is a nonprofit organization and gifts are tax deductible.
“Light Up A Life Dove Day” is Tuesday
In conjunction with the “Light Up a Life” campaign, the Home Hospice Auxiliary of Grayson County announced that “Dove Day” will be observed on Dec. 6. Home Hospice board members will accept donations for doves at the Light Up A Life tree from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Kelly Square in Sherman. Everyone who donates one or more doves on that date will also receive a piece of Dove chocolate.
The doves may be inscribed and hung on the tree that will be on display in Kelly Square during the holiday season or may be given to individuals in acknowledgement of the donation in their name or that of a loved one.
Special ceremony on Nov. 15
A special ceremony that includes music and refreshements is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts at North Central Texas College in Gainesville.
The public is invited to join in a time of remembering as participants gently pause, reflect, honor and cherish those who are and were special in life.
For more information, visit www.homehospice.org.