Tree Of Hope To Celebrate Teen And Young Adult Oncology Program

October 8, 2018
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program will host the 28th Annual Nancy Weaver Emerson Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony at Duke Cancer Center on Thursday, Dec. 6.

This year’s tree lighting celebrates the Teen and Young Adult Oncology Program and its supporters.

“A cancer diagnosis can be difficult for patients and their loved ones,” said Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT, director of DCPSP. “For more than 32 years, the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program has enabled us to offer vital resources at our Durham and Wake County locations at, in most cases, no cost to our patients and their families.”

Patients, survivors and their families 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 and available at cancer center boutiques.

“Our lovely holly tree and its lights embodies the strength and hope experienced by those impacted by cancer,” Corbett said. “This is an opportunity to honor a loved one’s cancer journey; it’s a chance to give back.”

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.

Lights are available at cancer center boutiques in Durham and Wake County. Proceeds from the lighting ceremony benefit the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program. For more information or to RSVP, please email cancersupport@duke.edu or call 919.684.4497.