The annual Genesis Hospice Remembrance Tree-lighting ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, outside Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, 2546 Tech Drive, Bettendorf.
Parking for the event will be available at 2535 Maplecrest Road, adjacent to the hospice house. Family and friends are welcome to gather for special readings, music and moments of reflection.
Since 2004, Genesis Hospice Remembrance Trees have honored more than 7,000 individuals and raised more than $100,000 for hospice care services. For some, the tree-lighting has become a family tradition – a way to pause during the busy holiday season and gather and remember with the support of others.
The tree-lighting also has become a tradition for Genesis Hospice team members, who share their pride in all the Remembrance Tree represents and plan the event to honor the hospice patients who have touched their own lives.
“The Genesis Hospice Remembrance Tree shines a light on the legacy of those patients who have received our care, and we hope it provides comfort to many.” said Jamie Moen, Genesis Home and Community Services director. “The tree-lighting is a positive way to honor those who have passed and who we will miss over the holidays.”
Genesis Hospice provides support and comfort to patients and their families when a cure is no longer possible. Hospice care can be provided in the home, a skilled nursing or assisted living facility or the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, the organization said.
For information about how to honor the memory of a loved one, call (563) 421-6865 or go to www.genesishealth.com/tree.
- Sponsor a Light to Illuminate Remembrance Tree: Individual light sponsors are invited to make a donation of $10 or more to honor the memory of a loved one and illuminate the Genesis Remembrance Tree. Proceeds benefit Genesis Hospice Services. Sponsor a light at www.genesishealth.com/tree
- Limited Edition Ornament: Genesis Hospice is again partnering with Isabel Bloom to create a limited edition ornament for the 2023 Remembrance Tree. Sales support hospice services and provide loved ones a way to adorn their own tree with thoughts of those they wish to always remember. They are available for purchase and pick-up at the tree-lighting ceremony for $20 (cash or credit). Remaining ornaments can be purchased later at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House (cash only). They also can be pre-ordered at www.remembrance.givesmart.com.