Genesis Hospice Remembrance Tree-Lighting on Nov. 6
For nearly two decades, the Genesis Hospice Remembrance Tree-lighting has been
a community tradition to usher in the holiday season and celebrate the memories of
loved ones who have passed. The tree-lighting also illuminates the continuing need
for access to quality hospice in the region.
This year’s tree-lighting will be Monday, November 6 at 6 p.m. outside the Clarissa
C. Cook Hospice House, 2546 Tech Drive, Bettendorf. Parking will be available at
2535 Maplecrest Road, adjacent to the hospice house. Family and friends are
welcome to gather for a special service of readings, music and moments of
Since 2004, Genesis Hospice Remembrance Trees have honored more than 7,000
individuals and raised more than $100,000 for hospice care services. For some, the
tree-lighting has become a family tradition – a way to pause during the busy
holiday season and gather and remember with the support of others.
The tree-lighting also has become a tradition for Genesis Hospice team members,
who share pride in all the Remembrance Tree represents and plan the event to
honor the hospice patients who have touched their own lives.
“The Genesis Hospice Remembrance Tree shines a light on the legacy of those
patients who have received our care, and we hope it provides comfort to many.”
said Jamie Moen, Genesis Home and Community Services Director. “The tree-
lighting is a positive way to honor those who have passed and who we will miss
over the holidays.”
The Genesis Hospice motto, ‘Where every life is extraordinary and honored as
sacred” is evident in its award-winning care. This year, Genesis Hospice received a
national quality award for the second year in a row and has earned the distinction
as the only 5-star-rated hospice provider in the metro Quad Cities, according to
Sponsor a Light to Illuminate Remembrance Tree
Individual “light” sponsors are invited to make a donation of $10 or more to honor
the memory of a loved one and illuminate the Genesis Remembrance Tree.
Proceeds will benefit Genesis Hospice Services. Sponsor a light at