Tree-Lighting_special-events(200)In the words of the Red Bank-based VNA Health Group, it’s an annual “evening of reflection, music and celebration to honor the memories of those we love” — an opportunity to support the Red Bank-based organization — and remember a special someone — by illuminating a light on a very special holiday-season tree.

This Monday evening, November 16, the Hospice Tree of Lights will come to light once more, during a 5:30 pm ceremony outside the Judith Stanley Coleman Building (176 Riverside Avenue/ Route 35; enter parking lot on Bodman Place) — the local headquarters of the nonprofit founded as Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey.

Donations are invited for the occasion, with donors who give $35 or more receiving a special commemorative ornament. As the VNA explains, “Your gift will help VNA Health Group’s Hospice Program continue to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support for terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of their circumstances or ability to pay. Your contribution will be recognized in the Hospice Tree of Lights Program Book and listed on a special ‘In Memoriam’ salute on the VNA Health Group Foundation website that will remain posted throughout the year.”

New for 2015 is an opportunity for donors who contribute $500 or more to inscribe the name of someone they wish to memorialize on the “Tree of Life” memorial located at the Red Bank building.

Go here or call (732)224-6780 for more information on the Hospice Tree and other VNA programs.