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

Sponsor Hospice of San Luis Obispo County's 37th 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.


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Since 1984, Hospice SLO County’s Light up a Life ceremonies have been attended by thousands as a way to remember and honor their loved ones. This year remembering those who have died is critically important to our community and our collective mental and emotional health. Many have not been able to hold or attend funerals or memorial services. Your sponsorship will give hundreds of people a precious opportunity to honor the lives of someone they have loved and lost. Your sponsorship will create meaningful healing.
Light Up A Life will take place on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. The event will be professionally live-streamed and recorded for those unable to attend. Starting at 6 PM, the ceremony will include music, poetry, an inspirational message, and the reading of names. There will be a special time included for remembering lost pets. A candle lighting will take place immediately following the ceremony in the Mission’s garden.
Every donation received has a direct impact on our services. We are a non-medical hospice and DO NOT charge fees or bill insurance. Our only income comes from direct donations, sponsorships, grants, and bequests. Your generosity and support of Light Up A Life 2021 will support Hospice SLO County programs and services including in-home support, grief counseling, support groups, pet services, and care management. Death and dying touches each of us and the compassion and support offered by Hospice SLO County staff and volunteers at these times is immeasurable.
Please help us sustain our vital mission with your Sponsorship!
This has been a year like no other. Hospice SLO County, a small but mighty local non-profit, has helped thousands of people over the past 43 years. With your support Hospice SLO County will thrive for another 43 years. These are defining days, and it will be our honor to let the community know that you are our ally. Thank you!


Monday, November 30, 2021, 6PM
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa & Plaza
751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo

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 43-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 2020-2021 fiscal year, over 180 volunteers provided services valued at $375,322!
2,734 hours: In-Home Respite Care
1,421 hours: End-of-Life Doula Support
467 hours: Music, Yoga, Reiki
390 hours: Pet Peace of Mind
2,341 hours: Administrative Support
3,270 hours- Individual/Family Grief Counseling Sessions
544 hours in 334 Facilitated Support Groups
Services are provided at no charge to clients.


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