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Hospice care non-profit remembers loved ones with holiday spirit

Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-17 17:23:16-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care is lighting up numerous trees in downtown Colorado Springs with an array of lights meant to honor the memory of loved ones who have passed.

According to Joan Selman, executive director of the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, "It’s a powerful way to honor their lives with close friends and family all coming together under stunning twinkling lights."

The Trees of Life event, now entering its 35th year, is positioned right near the start of the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, a time Selman says is particularly trying for those who are grieving.

Guests in attendance will have a chance to have their loved ones' names read aloud in remembrance as the trees light up downtown.

Trees of Life ornaments can be purchased on the Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care website, with proceeds supporting programs that help provide hospice and palliative care to families in need.

As the community’s leading hospice and palliative care provider for nearly 40 years, we truly cannot express our gratitude to those who have helped make what we do possible through their support and generous donations. We are honored to be able to continue to help more individuals and families in El Paso and Teller Counties as we renew our commitment and promise of care to those who need it most.
Joan Selman

In addition to the trees commemorating loved ones who have passed, the organization has dedicated a tree, to be lit up in red, white, and blue, that will pay tribute to military members and community protectors.

For more information about Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care, CLICK HERE.