VINCENNES, Ind. - Good Samaritan Hospice will once again host its annual
Light Up a Life Program on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Light
Up a Life is an annual fund raising and candle-lighting service held in
remembrance of individuals who have died and in celebration of those living.
This is a community-wide event that Good Samaritan Hospice provides to
eleven counties with families and friends of hospice residing throughout
“Light Up a Life is a very special event where the Hospice staff
can continue to support families and loved ones during their journey to
live each day with hope and meaning,” stated Jane Russell, Director
of Continuum of Care. “It is a beautiful experience that myself,
the Hospice staff and family members of those who have passed enjoy attending
Charitable contributions are greatly appreciated and ensure that Good Samaritan
Hospice, a non-profit organization, will be able to continue and provide
the gift of loving care to patients and their families during the final
season of life, regardless of their ability to pay. It is the generosity
of those who support the hospice mission “to celebrate the lives
of those who light up our lives” that contributes to this beautiful
tradition for the past 19 years.
“The Light Up a Life annual candle-lighting service is a wonderful
opportunity for the hospital and the greater community,” explained
Andrea Evans, Bereavement Coordinator. “During November, which is
National Hospice Month and in early December, as a prelude to winter,
hospices throughout the country sponsor a Light Up a Life Program to gather
families and friends for a time of remembrance, ritual and renewal. This
event is also a fund raising opportunity for the hospital so we can continue
the comforting care of individuals in their final journey.” Individuals
who contribute a minimum of $10 by October 25 will have the name of their
loved one read aloud during the ceremony and inscribed on a special remembrance
banner that will be displayed throughout the holiday season. Any names
submitted after October 25 will still be read at the event, but will not
be placed on the banner.
The candle-lighting service will be at a new location this year at Highland
Woods Community Center, 1377 S. Hart Street in Vincennes, Indiana. Beverages
will be available before the event and a reception will follow the ceremony.
If you would like to make a contribution or have any questions, please
contact Good Samaritan Hospice at 812-885-8035.
ABOUT GOOD SAMARITAN
Good Samaritan, Knox County’s largest employer, is licensed
for 239 in-house patients. Annually, Good Samaritan Hospital has more
than 440,000 outpatient visits and an additional 35,000 plus visits to
its emergency room. The hospital offers a wide scope of medical services.
From thoracic surgery to the birth of a baby, this growing health care
provider balances quality patient care with preventive education to fulfill
its mission. Consistently ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation in
patient satisfaction, Good Samaritan Hospital provides a superb level
of care while maintaining fiscal integrity and expanding facilities to
meet the needs of the community. For more information, visit
Mission: Provide excellent health care and promote healing through trusting relationships.
Vision: To be recognized as the regional center of excellence for health care.