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"...these lights shine in honor of those we love."

Support Hospice of San Luis Obispo County's 36th Annual Light Up A Life

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For help processing your credit card or adding names, please call Hospice SLO County at (805) 544-2266.

For 36 years, Hospice SLO County's Light Up A Life season has offered special ceremonies at locations throughout San Luis Obispo County for remembrance of loved ones who are no longer present but certainly not forgotten. The lantern symbolizes light as we are guided through life's darker times and illumination of love and remembrance.

For a $20 donation or more, your loved one's name will be read at one of the Remembrance Ceremonies listed below. You can choose to have a name read "in memory" or "in honor" and that preference will be noted during the ceremony.

We had planned to gather at each prearranged Light Up A Life memorial site during the week of December 7 - 11, 2020. Unfortunately, the coronavirus had a different plan.

This year we will live-stream one Light Up A Life Ceremony and one "Paws to Remember" Pet Ceremony from our downtown SLO historic house directly into your home.

  • Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 6-7 PM "Light Up A Life" Ceremony
  • Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 6-7 PM “Paws to Remember” Pet Ceremony

Live streaming instructions will be on our website (www.hospiceslo.org) soon.

You can watch the event live, or you can check back on our website and watch the recorded ceremony at a later date.


Hospice SLO County Information

Throughout the year, all Hospice SLO County services are provided without charge to clients, their families, or third party payers. However, they are not without cost to provide. We rely on the financial support of individuals and businesses in the community and your gift is extremely important to continuing our 42 year mission of providing an additional layer of support and a safety net for families facing a life-limiting illness, in-home respite care regardless of treatment choices, end of life education and support, or grieving a death regardless of when, how, or where it occurred.


During the 2019-20 fiscal year, over 180 volunteers provided services valued at $343,242.00!!

3,460 hours- In-Home Respite Care

1,121 hours- End-of-Life Doula Support

878 hours- Threshold Singing

200 hours- Heart in Hand Services

431 hours- Pet Peace of Mind

1,202 hours- In-Office Support

3,378 hours- Individual/Family Grief Counseling Sessions

540 hours in 402 Facilitated Support Groups


If you have questions, please call Hospice of San Luis Obispo County at (805) 544-2266.