Thursday, December 7, 2023 marks the 33rd Annual Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony. This cherished Duke Cancer Institute event honors and remembers loved ones, patients, staff, family, and friends whose lives have been touched by cancer. The lights on the tree glow brightly to illuminate HOPE, even in the face of adversity.
This connection is a value that led to the establishment of Duke Cancer Patient Support Program (DCPSP) in 1987. DCPSP provides supportive care, from diagnosis, through treatment, and continuation of care into survivorship for patients and their loved ones—all at no cost thanks to the generosity of donors.
You can purchase luminaries or tribute cards in honor or memory of loved ones, patients, staff, family, and friends.
The electric luminaries, with honoree names, will remain lit around the Tree of Hope at the Cancer Patient Support Program's Garden of Tranquility, located at Duke Cancer Center, through December 31.
Tree of Hope Event Details:
Location: Duke Cancer Center, 20 Duke Medicine Circle in Durham
5:30 to 5:45 p.m. | Unveiling of the Many Faces of Cancer Portrait Series, Cancer Center Lobby
5:45 to 6:15 p.m. | Message from Duke patients and providers, Cancer Center Lobby
6:15 to 6:30 p.m. | Lighting of the Tree of Hope, Duke Cancer Patient Support Program's Garden of Tranquility in front of the Duke Cancer Center
All proceeds benefit the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program and will help us to continue our mission of providing support services to patients and their families at no cost.