Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association’s 32nd Light Up A Life campaign is underway as families throughout Ventura County prepare to honor departed loved ones at the annual holiday Light Up a Life events.
The campaign runs through the holiday season with the goal to raise $100,000 to support Livingston Memorial Hospice services throughout the County.
Light Up a Life is the community’s annual celebration to honor the memory of people who have touched so many lives. Every year, hundreds of people gather around a grove of trees at Pacific View Mall – each covered with stars bearing the names of loved ones, friends and colleagues who are being remembered. This year there will also be a tree honoring Ventura County’s Gold Star Families, survivors of a fallen service member. A similar event is held in Ojai.
Options to support the Light Up a Life campaign range from the purchase of a star for the suggested donation of $25 each to a number of sponsorship levels for businesses. All proceeds support Livingston Memorial’s Hospice services for patients and caregivers regardless of their circumstances as well as bereavement programs in schools and the community. For more information or to donate, simply visit LMVNA.org or call 642-0239.
This year’s Light Up events are Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 pm, at the Pacific View Mall and Thursday, December 15, at 5:30 pm at the Ojai Valley Women’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave., in Ojai. The celebrations include a Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony, the reading of names of beloved family and friends and music by Rogerio Peixoto and Harmonix in Ventura and the students of Asunta Fleming of The Voice Studio (Los Angeles) in Ojai.