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Calvin Horsey

November 27, 2002

Light Up a Life at the Annual Wissahickon Hospice Celebration Sponsored by PENN Home Care and Hospice Services

(Philadelphia, PA) - Remember a loved one this holiday season by sponsoring a light in their honor on a "Light Up a Life" tree. The "Light Up a Life" ceremonies, sponsored by Wissahickon Hospice, a part of the PENN Home Care and Hospice Services, will feature speakers, musicians, a Tribute Book, and refreshments. The "Light Up a Life" ceremonies offer a way to celebrate your continuing love for family and friend and share in the ongoing work of caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of so many of their patients and families.

"Light Up a Life" ceremonies will be held at the following locations:

  • Elm Garden at Pennsylvania Hospital
    Thursday, December 5, 4:30 pm

    Co-chairs are Dr. David Mintzer, Chief of Hematology-Oncology at Pennsylvnaia Hospital;
    Rita Boyle, Friend of Wissahickon Hospice.

  • New Fountain Park (Located next to Borders Book Store) in Chestnut Hill
    Sunday, December 8, 4:00 pm
    Chair, Joe Magarity, Owner and President of Magarity Ford and Chevrolet.

Wissahickon Hospice is one of the oldest and largest non-profit programs in the region. Established in 1982, this year marks twenty years of providing compassionate and professional care toe patients and families to our surrounding communities. Contribution made through "Light Up a Life" ceremonies help to extend the work of the Hospice program.

To sponsor a light, call the Wissahickon Hospice at (610) 617-2400.






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