DCPSP To Host 27th Annual Lighting Ceremony

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program (DCPSP) will host the 27th Annual Nancy Weaver Emerson Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony at Duke Cancer Center on Friday, Dec. 1. The event features a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a candlelight procession to the Seese-Thornton Garden of Tranquility.

This year's tree lighting celebrates the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program and its 30 years of support to patients treated at Duke Cancer Center.

“A cancer diagnosis can be difficult for patients and their loved ones,” said Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT, director of DCPSP. “For more than 30 years, the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program has enabled us to offer vital resources and support for patients, their families and their caregivers.”

Patients, their loved ones and Duke faculty and staff are invited to honor and remember family and friends by sponsoring a light on the Tree of Hope. Corresponding tribute cards will be provided. Lights are $10 each. Donations will be accepted at the cancer center’s Belk Boutique through January 2017. Previous Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremonies have raised up to $80,000. Proceeds benefit the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program. For more information or to RSVP, please email cancersupport@duke.edu or call 919.684.4497.