Light A Life
November 24 @ 6:00 pm - December 22 @ 8:00 pm
Each holiday season Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care presents our Light A Life Memorial Service to remember loved ones who are no longer with us. This is a time of remembrance not just for the families we have served; we invite all community members to participate regardless of whether or not we cared for their loved one.
Each year we decorate our Memorial Trees with beautiful, three-dimensional reflective stars for our Memorial Service. A suggested $10 contribution received by November 15 reserves an ornament in memory of your loved one and their name is included in our printed Service of Remembrance program and Light Towers.
Keepsake porcelain ornaments are available for purchase through Christmas. $50 round hand-cast “Candle & Holly” ornaments are hollow and made of translucent porcelain that glow beautifully when a small tree light illuminates it. $25 porcelain hollow heart-shaped “Transforming Lives” ornaments can hang on your tree or make a beautiful stand-alone memorial display. Those memorialized with the purchase of these ornaments before November 15 are also remembered with a reflective star on the Memorial Trees, as well as in our printed program and on Light Towers.
Service of Remembrance and Tree Lighting Ceremony
On Saturday November 24 at 6pm we will hold our Light A Life Memorial Service at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church across from our offices on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood. Following this service we will move across the street for our Memorial Tree and Light Tower lighting ceremony. Music and light refreshments will allow additional time for reflection and fellowship.
Beautiful light towers in the yard of our offices will be illuminated with the names of all those individuals memorialized in our Light A Life program. The towers will be revealed and illuminated at the Service of Remembrance and remain illuminated through the holiday season for individual reflection and visitation.
Use a credit card or your PayPal account to order your stars and ornaments below.
Through the generosity of members of our community, Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is able to care for patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs at any given time. Thank you to all … you are our hospice heroes.
Don’t Know Your Partner Charity Bowling Tournament
The Chautauqua Lake Memorial VFW Post 8647 organizes an annual bowling tournament every winter. Each bowler is matched with a partner who isn’t announced until the scores are tallied to determine the winners. The tournament began in 2006 and continues to be a valuable source of support (and fun).
Mel Perks Memorial Motorcycle Run
After the passing of their friend on hospice care in 2012, Al and Patty Sutter organized this event to help provide financial support to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. Hundreds of motorcyclists participate in the event, which includes live music, a cookout and an auction. The event is sponsored by Levant Motors and The Pad.
Jack Carlson Memorial Lawn Mower Poker Run
A dedicated group of volunteers from the American Legion Post 493 of Mayville, New York organize this community event in memory of Jack Carlson. Jack rode his lawnmower to the Legion whenever he visited. Participants throughout the community depart the Legion on tractors and visit watering holes to then return for raffles, auctions, camaraderie and great food.
Circulus Golf Tournament
Since 2008, the Circulus Golf Tournament has provided valuable support to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. Five dedicated volunteers organize this event every year to benefit the organization. Overall, the tournament has generated more than $50,000 in net proceeds.
Hoops for Hospice
Falconer Girls Basketball give back during this night of fun at one of their season basketball games. In addition to a great game and team spirit, raffles take place throughout the evening as well as a collection of donations.
Earth Day Shredding Event
Each year, Monica and Ron Mazany host an Earth Day fundraiser at the Shred Center in Jamestown. New and old customers are encouraged to donate to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care instead of paying them for their Earth Day shredding!
Westfield Haunted Mill
When Ed Slate converts his building to the “Haunted Mill,” some ghoulish fun always results. The event runs during the weekends in September and October and benefits Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care.
BLB Chicken Barbecue
Employees from the Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat CPA firm and the BLB Insurance Agency, Inc. of Fredonia raise funds for Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care by serving barbecue chicken dinners. Approximately 350 dinners are served thanks to their hard work and dedication to the cause.
Moniuszko Social Club
The Moniuszko Social Club donates funds from their fundraising efforts to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. The club has donated to Hospice for the past seven years.