(Philadelphia, PA) - Remember a loved one this holiday season by sponsoring a light in their honor on a "Light Up a Life" tree. The "Light Up a Life" ceremonies, sponsored by Wissahickon Hospice, a part of the PENN Home Care and Hospice Services, will feature speakers, musicians, a Tribute Book, and refreshments. The "Light Up a Life" ceremonies offer a way to celebrate your continuing love for family and friend and share in the ongoing work of caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of so many of their patients and families.

"Light Up a Life" ceremonies will be held at the following locations:

  • Elm Garden at Pennsylvania Hospital
    Thursday, December 5, 4:30 pm

    Co-chairs are Dr. David Mintzer, Chief of Hematology-Oncology at Pennsylvnaia Hospital;
    Rita Boyle, Friend of Wissahickon Hospice.

  • New Fountain Park (Located next to Borders Book Store) in Chestnut Hill
    Sunday, December 8, 4:00 pm
    Chair, Joe Magarity, Owner and President of Magarity Ford and Chevrolet.

Wissahickon Hospice is one of the oldest and largest non-profit programs in the region. Established in 1982, this year marks twenty years of providing compassionate and professional care toe patients and families to our surrounding communities. Contribution made through "Light Up a Life" ceremonies help to extend the work of the Hospice program.

To sponsor a light, call the Wissahickon Hospice at (610) 617-2400.



Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $7.8 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $405 million awarded in the 2017 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center — which are recognized as one of the nation’s top “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report — Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital – the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, a leading provider of highly skilled and compassionate behavioral healthcare.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2017, Penn Medicine provided $500 million to benefit our community.

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