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Holiday tree lighting tradition supports cancer care, celebrates those affected by cancer

Date: 11/14/2020

The Lights of Life holiday tree at the Lafayette Family Cancer Institute will be illuminated to honor and remember friends, family members, caregivers, and others who have been affected by cancer on Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Community members are invited to purchase lights for the tree to recognize special people in their lives. Every light purchased brightens the tree and supports the exceptional care provided by the Northern Light Cancer Care team.

Six levels of recognition are available, beginning with white lights at $10 and culminating with purple lights at $500. The name of each individual being honored or remembered will be displayed at the Lafayette Family Cancer Institute and on Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s website throughout the holiday season. Upon request, Lights of Life cards will be provided for those who purchase lights to send to honorees.

There will not be a public gathering for this year’s event due to COVID-19 precautions. Instead, brief remarks and a video of the twentieth annual tree lighting will be posted to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Facebook page at 5:30 on December 3.

Every dollar raised through Lights of Life will stay local to support cancer care services in Greater Bangor. For more information or to purchase a light, please visit