Hospice of Westchester Hosts Annual “Tree of Life” Reception

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Community members gather to honor and remember loved ones during the holiday season

Mary K. Spengler, MS, chief executive officer, HOW (left, White Plains) and Susan Yubas, HOW board chair (right, Rye) with event grand sponsor and sponsors.

The holidays can be difficult for families that have recently lost loved ones or have a family member diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, and it is my hope that the event was able to bring them comfort.

Hospice of Westchester (HOW) recently hosted its annual “Tree of Life” Reception at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, N.Y.

Over the last few months, community members were invited to make a donation to HOW through the purchase of a gold star in memory or in honor of a loved one. During the event, which took place on December 7, guests and sponsors shared in the celebration of life by placing the personalized gold stars on the “Tree of Life.” The evening featured holiday entertainment provided by Manhattanville College’s elite pop vocal group, The Quintessentials.

“Our ‘Tree of Life’ reception presents an opportunity for us to come together with members of the community to foster a sense of family and love at a very special time of year,” said Mary K. Spengler, MS, chief executive officer of HOW. “The holidays can be difficult for families that have recently lost loved ones or have a family member diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, and it is my hope that the event was able to bring them comfort.”

The Grand Sponsor of the event was Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, Inc. Sponsors included AliGraphics; Brown, Gruttadaro, Gaujean, Prato & Sastow PLLC; Co-Communications, Inc.; Cuddy & Feder LLP; The Hilton Westchester; James P. O’Toole Consulting; The Kensico Cemetery; PKF O’Connor Davies; Polchinski Memorials, Inc.; Ross Mailing Services, Inc.; and Patricia & Charles Trainor.

All proceeds from the event will benefit HOW’s mission of striving to provide extraordinary and dignified comfort, care and compassion to individuals and families facing a serious or life-limiting illness.

Hospice of Westchester is located at 1025 Westchester Avenue, Suite 200 in White Plains. For additional information, visit http://www.hospiceofwestchester.com or call 914-682-1484.

About Hospice of Westchester:
Hospice of Westchester (HOW) is a private, not-for-profit healthcare agency that provides skilled, compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life home care to patients diagnosed with any serious or life-limiting illness and gives support to their families and loved ones. Hospice of Westchester is located at 1025 Westchester Avenue, Suite 200, White Plains, NY. For additional information, visit http://www.hospiceofwestchester.com or call (914) 682-1484. For the latest news and updates, find HOW on Facebook.

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