November 15, 2018
Light up a Life Event Raises More Than $30,000 in Support of Hospice, Palliative
and Grief Support Services
Luminaries filled the courtyard at The Village at Spotsylvania Towne Centre
as Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) Hospice Services held its inaugural
event, Light up a Life Illumination, an evening of light and love on November 8, 2018.
Over 400 luminaries were purchased by families and friends to honor and
remember loved ones in a touching and beautiful display supporting MWHC
Hospice Services. The event’s title sponsor was the Fredericksburg
Amateur in memory of Julie Hurst.
“We were thrilled with the response to our first Illumination and
remembrance event, and appreciate the donations and support from event
sponsors and community members. The families and friends attending the
illumination were appreciative of the opportunity to honor their loved
ones and the event itself was an huge success”, said Ashland Evans,
Manager, MWHC Hospice, Palliative & Grief Support Services.
Proceeds from the event benefit MWHC Hospice, Palliative & Grief Support
Services with a portion supporting the community volunteer program within
the Mary Washington Hospice Auxiliary. MWHC Hospice Services is dedicated
to helping people live comfortably with dignity, allowing patients and
families to have more meaningful days together. MWHC’s Palliative
Care program serves patients and their families who are faced with serious
illnesses that require pain management and symptom control often related
to cancer, cardiovascular issues or other complex, chronic conditions.
MWHC Grief Support Services’ mission is to nurture individuals and
families along their grief journey as they cope with the death of a loved
one. All programs are provided at no cost to the participant. Their services
are available at no charge to individuals and families in the community
and are funded by the community through private donations, fund raising
events and grants.
You can visit the MWHC Hospice Services Light up a Life kiosk in the Spotsylvania
Towne Centre throughout the month of November to view the names of those
honored and remembered along with a list of the generous event sponsors.
Tribute gifts are accepted throughout the year. Please visit
Hospice.mwhc.com or call 540.741.3580 for more information.