Bring hope to life through Lights of Life

Date: 11/02/2021

The Lights of Life holiday trees at the Lafayette Family Cancer Institute and Northern Light AcadiaAcadia Lights of Life Hospital will be illuminated in early December to recognize special individuals who have touched the lives of families in our communities.

Community members are invited to purchase lights for the trees to honor and remember special people in their lives.

The Lafayette Family Cancer Institute tree will recognize friends, family members, caregivers, and others who have been affected by cancer. Every light purchased will brighten the tree and support the exceptional care provided by the Northern Light Cancer Care team.

The Acadia Hospital tree will be illuminated in recognition of all who have been affected by mental illness and substance use disorder, including those who are overcoming their challenges and those who have been lost. Proceeds will support the high quality, compassionate behavioral healthcare provided at Acadia Hospital. The 2021 Lights of Life ceremony will be the first tree lighting ceremony to be held at the hospital.

Six levels of recognition are available, beginning with white lights at $10 and culminating with purple lights at $500. The star on top of the tree can also be purchased. Upon request, Lights of Life cards will be provided for those who purchase lights to send to honorees.

There will not be public gatherings for this year’s events due to COVID-19 precautions. Instead, brief remarks and a video of the Acadia Hospital tree lighting will be available on Northern Light Acadia Hospital’s Facebook page on Thursday, December 2 after 6 pm. The Lafayette Family Cancer Institute tree lighting will be posted to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Facebook page at 5:30 pm on December 9.

Every dollar raised through Lights of Life will stay local to support care offered by Northern Light Health. For more information or to purchase a light, please visit http://northernlighthealth.org/AcadiaLights (Acadia Hospital) or http://northernlighthealth.org/EMMCLights (Cancer Care).