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Lights of Life effort underway

Date: 12/12/2019

Presque Isle, Maine (December 12, 2019) — This holiday season, County residents can again support cancer care locally while celebrating, honoring, or remembering those they love.  The 12th annual Lights of Life effort is underway at Northern Light AR Gould Hospital.


“This time of year can be especially difficult for those families in the trenches of the battle with cancer, as well as those who have lost a loved one to this devastating disease.  Lights of Life is a way people can honor or remember these individuals while also supporting cancer care locally,” explains Hollie Wolverton, philanthropy lead for the AR Gould Foundation. 


That support goes far, according to Brenda Baker, manager of Northern Light Cancer Care in Presque Isle.  “Community support of Lights of Life has made a real difference.  Past projects have helped to fund new equipment for patient care as well as supported our patient assistance fund to help our patients with costs associated with their fight against cancer.”


Lights may be purchased anytime now through December 31 on-line by clicking on the Lights of Life link at the bottom of the hospital’s website: 


Lights are being sold for: white, $10; red, $25; green, $50; blue, $100; orange, $250; purple, $500; and the star for $1,000.  The star for last year’s tree was generously purchased in honor of all caregivers, and other years it has been purchased in honor or memory of a specific individual.  This year’s star is still available for purchase. 


A list of all honorees will be posted online through hospital’s website and on a plaque in the hospital hallway outside of Cancer Care. Additionally, each donor can receive Lights of Life card(s) that they can use to send a personal message to the person or families of those they have purchased light(s) in honor or memory of.


“Every dollar contributed through Lights of Life will stay in our community to support our patients,” says Wolverton.  For questions regarding the campaign or to learn more about making a donation other than online, please reach out to Hollie Wolverton at 207.768.4250.