Celebrate A Life campaign raises money for Hospice equipment

By Jill Sperling
December 2, 2016 - 5:05pm Updated: December 2, 2016 - 5:47pm

KAMLOOPS — As people in Kamloops get into the holiday spirit shoppers are encouraged to "Celebrate A Life" on their way through Northills Mall. 

The annual event raises money for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home. People are encouraged to donate what they can, then honour loved ones they've lost by decorating a memory tree.

"They're just really simple little grey cards, and they can put their person's name on it," said Mary Rea with the Kamloops Hospice Association. "They can write anything they want. Then they come to the tree and they take a white light bulb and they take it our and put a red light bulb in, the red representing that they're remembering their loved ones."

In addition to decorating the memory tree, people can browse the tables of donated crafts for purchase. The hope is to raise $20,000 to purchase equipment for the Kamloops Hospice. 

"This year our hope is to purchase a bladder scanner and a couple of other pieces of equipment which will make life much easier for those that are in the hospice home. We're doing so far not too bad, but we have a ways to go."

The Celebrate A Life fundraiser will be at Northills Mall until Dec. 23.

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