EIRMC honoring cancer patients with tree lighting ceremony


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Courtesy Coleen Niemann, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

IDAHO FALLS – Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is holding their second annual Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6 starting at 5 p.m. at the Idaho Cancer Center.

The event is meant to celebrate the lives of people who have suffered from cancer and encourage those who are still suffering by decorating a Christmas tree ornament.

“You can decorate for yourself, or you can decorate in honor of someone else,” said Coleen Niemann, director of marketing and community relations at EIRMC. “Anyone who wants to remember someone they may have lost to cancer, or even be inspired because they’re still battling cancer, can decorate an ornament.”

At 6:30 p.m., radiation oncologist Daniel Miller will discuss the meaning behind the lighted tree and how it relates to people who have died of cancer. Then the ornaments will be added and lights will be turned on the tree.

The event is free and refreshments will be provided.