Each December, members of the community are invited to join in celebrating the memory of a loved one and supporting the hospice mission by illuminating a symbolic light, inscribing their name in the Care Dimensions Tribute Book and making a donation that helps bring hope to others for peace and comfort along their end-of-life journey.
Our Tree of Lights gift program is a meaningful way to help ensure patients and families receive expert and compassionate care when they need it most.
Your thoughtful tribute helps provide vital physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and families dealing with the challenges of advanced illness.
We thank our community hosts who shined lights in 2021 in tribute to those who have brightened our lives, including:
People's United Bank BankGloucester
Kaplan Family Hospice House Care Dimensions Hospice House
Swampscott Town Hall
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.