Light Up a Life Tree Lighting Ceremony


Support Light Up A Life

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Event Highlights:

Our Light Up a Life tree lighting celebration netted $30,000 in December, supporting hospice and palliative care services at Mission Hospital. This annual event is hosted by the Mission Hospital Auxiliary in collaboration with Mission Hospital Foundation.

Many thanks to Pat Moy and Maryhelen Davidson, the event co-chairs, and the entire Light Up a Light Committee for a beautiful and heartwarming celebration.

This beloved gathering invites family members and friends to place an ornament on the Mission Hospital Tree of Lights in honor or memory of a friend, loved one or caregiver. Tribute gifts enhance our palliative care services by allowing us to incorporate music therapy and massage, and offer hospice support to those in need.

The event included harp music provided by the Orange County Harp Troupe, coordinated by Mission Hospital physician, Dr. Hitome Momose, and vocals by Mission Hospital nurses Marne Andersen and Stephanie Salgado. The guest speaker was Crystal Walsh, MSW, ACSW, Hospital Liaison Manager for St. Joseph Hospice/Home Health Network. Crystal shared several beautiful stories of patients and families who benefitted from our enhanced palliative care and hospice services.