2019 Tree of Hope Lighting To Honor Caregivers


The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program will host the 29th Annual Nancy Weaver Emerson Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony at Duke Cancer Center on Thursday, Dec. 5. This year’s tree lighting shines a light on our caregivers. 

“Caregivers play a vital role in our patients’ cancer journey,” shared Ben Weast, Medical Family Therapist of the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program. “They go above and beyond to ensure their loved has the support, emotionally and physically, he or she needs to move to health and wellness.”

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program offers vital programs and services, in most cases at no charge, to patients being treated at cancer centers in Durham and Wake County. Funds raised through the annual tree lighting ceremony help support the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program and its efforts.

Patients, survivors and their families are invited to honor and remember family, friends and caregivers by sponsoring a light on the Tree of Hope. Corresponding tribute cards will be provided. Lights are $20 each and available at cancer center boutiques and by visiting dukecancerinstitute.org/tributecards. 

The ceremony features a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the cancer center Atrium, followed by the candlelight procession from the center to the Seese-Thornton Garden of Tranquility. 

For more information on the Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony or to RSVP, visit dukecancerinstitute.org/treeofhope or call 919.684.4497.