Candle Lighting Fundraiser Pays Tribute to Loved Ones
Haverhill, Mass. – Light up the night with Merrimack Valley Hospice at their fifth annual “Candles of Remembrance” memorial event on Thursday, December 5 at Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill. Time: Clubhouse opens at 5:00 p.m. for guests, ceremony begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. A reception will follow.
All are welcome to attend this complimentary event. Participants will gather outdoors for a candle lighting ceremony to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost and impart warmth and hope to their families and friends. Each guest will be given a vigil candle and will be invited to pass the flame and say the name of his or her loved one. A chaplain will lead a brief non-denominational service. An indoor reception including refreshments as well as Tribute Book viewing will immediately follow.
“Our candle lighting ceremony is an opportunity for individuals and families to pay tribute to their loved ones during the holiday season,” said John G. Albert, President and CEO of Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc. “We welcome anyone in the community who would like to honor someone to this special event.”
Please RSVP by November 28th by calling 978-552-4924 or emailing email@example.com to include your loved ones name and to indicate whether you will joining us. Those who are unable to attend the event can still reserve a vigil candle that a volunteer will hold during the event to recognize your loved one. Volunteer opportunities are also available by calling 978-552-4927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations are also accepted and names can be added to our Memorial Tribute Book with a donation of $25 or more. The Tribute Book will be placed on display at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, for a year following the event. Those who make a gift of $100 or more will be given the 2013 commemorative candle stick holder, as a memento of their participation in the event. With a single gift of $1,000 or more your loved one will be honored year after year during the ceremony. Proceeds benefit Merrimack Valley Hospice patients and families who are cared for in their own homes, in long-term care facilities or at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. Donations and memorial Tribute Book listings can be made by clicking here.
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