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The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program's
Nancy Weaver Emerson 31st Annual Tree of Hope Ceremony
Broadcast Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


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This year will mark the 31st Annual Tree of Hope Celebration. 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 this beautiful tree represent and illuminate HOPE that outshines the darkness it is surrounded by.

Even though our traditional celebration will not be in-person this year, the sense of strength and hope felt by those facing cancer will remain apparent. On December 2, we invite you to hear a shared message of hope from patients and their families, and from the staff who provide unwavering compassionate care throughout the challenges of cancer.

To honor someone special from your care team, you may purchase a *luminary. You also have the option to purchase a tribute card to make a gift in honor or memory of family members, friends or caregivers.

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.

*Luminaries will remain lit through December 31. Your Healthcare Hero will be notified of your gift and will be invited to the virtual ceremony.



The video above is from the 2020 Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony. Click to view the heartfelt messages from patients who honor their healthcare heroes.