As we celebrate our 33rd Tree of Lights, we invite you to join us as we commemorate our loved ones who remain in our hearts with an honorary light.
Your tax-deductible gift will light up the evening sky and support Care Dimensions’ programs and services for our seriously ill patients and their families.
Care Dimensions will host four lighting ceremonies this December, offering the community the opportunity to gather and reflect. Please join us as we remember, treasure, and honor our patients and their loved ones. All ceremonies are followed by a reception with an opportunity to view the Tribute Book, which will be updated online through December at CareDimensions.org/TributeBook.
Thank you to our generous and kind hosts – BankGloucester, M & T Bank in Danvers, Swampscott Town Hall, First Church Congregational Swampscott, and Bemis Hall in Lincoln - for partnering with Care Dimensions.
Tuesday, December 5 - 5PM
M&T Bank, 1 Conant Street, Danvers
Thursday, December 7 - 5PM
Swampscott Town Hall & The First Church
in Swampscott Congregational,
22 Monument Avenue, Swampscott
|Cape Ann Ceremony
Monday, December 11 - 5PM
160 Main Street, Gloucester
Includes Service of Remembrance
Wednesday, December 13 - 6PM
15 Bedford Road, Lincoln
Your gift lights up the evening sky and supports Care Dimensions’ programs and services for terminally ill patients and their families in our community.
A recording of the Service of Remembrance can be found here. That event included prayer, readings, and songs from our talented music therapy team. It is a touching service, whether you are remembering someone who died recently, or someone who passed many years ago.
Margaret Taddeo died last February, and this will be her family's first holiday season without her. There was never a doubt that they would carry on a Tree of Lights tradition in her memory.
Maryjane Long, a long-time supporter of the Tree of Lights, has lit many lights in the names of her family members and friends. “I was forever changed by my first Tree of Lights experience in Gloucester. I realized it is a wondrous way to remember all the people I met as a Care Dimensions volunteer."
Donor Elvira Borsari participates in Tree of Lights ceremonies in memory of her husband and her mom and in gratitude for the support from the Care Dimensions hospice teams, "which made a world of difference to me and my family. I'm proud to support the Care Dimensions mission."
To honor her best friend, Joe McKeown, Karen Hanks of Charlestown became a Care Dimensions Tree of Lights supporter in 2019, and continues to donate in his memory.
Eighteen years ago, Tom Lattof of Gloucester met a local friend who worked as a hospice nurse for Care Dimensions. Then and now, Tom serves on the Board of Directors of BankGloucester.
His nurse friend asked Tom if he would help to bring the Care Dimensions Tree of Lights event to Cape Ann. Tom agreed, and this would be the start of a professional, personal and philanthropic relationship.
Following her husband Fred's death at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in 2016, Sue Thorne of Manchester-by-the-Sea continues her family's commitment to support Care Dimensions' work and mission in caring for people with advanced illness.
Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in over 100 communities in Massachusetts.