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Help brighten the lives of cancer patients throughout Southwest Georgia

This holiday season, hope will shine brightly at Phoebe Cancer Center in Albany, Phoebe Worth Medical Center and Phoebe Sumter Medical Center as each campus pays tribute to local cancer patients and their families with their own special Lights of Love tree. Thousands of lights will be lit in honor and memory of loved ones, and donations to the beloved holiday events will benefit oncology patients receiving treatment at both locations.

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Lights of Love at Phoebe

Since its inception more than 40 years ago, Lights of Love donations have surpassed the $1 million mark, providing special services and amenities to cancer patients and their families right here in our own communities.

Hope is being able to see

there is light beyond the darkness.

Tree Lighting Ceremony Event Date and Locations

 Phoebe Worth Medical Center: Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 3, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m.
 Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital: Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 4, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m.
 Phoebe Sumter Medical Center: Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 12, 2024 @ 6 p.m.
    *Hosted by Phoebe Sumter Foundation - Donations to Phoebe Sumter Foundation may be made here.

Lights of Love Firsts:

Lights of Love in 1983 was the first public fundraising event in the history of Phoebe.
Approximately 1,200 lights were used to decorate the first 30-foot, Australian pine tree.
Mrs. Sheila Harvin, of Enterprise, Ala., an oncology patient, was the first tree lighter.
More than $16,800 was contributed at the first tree lighting ceremony.

For questions, or more information about Lights of Love, please call 229-312-4483.


More About Lights of Love - Our 2023 Tree Lighters

The Garners | Phoebe Putney Tree Lighter, 2023

The Garner family is all too familiar with what it’s like to deal with a cancer diagnosis and what it takes to defeat the disease. Mike – a veteran Albany optometrist – set the tone for how his family would handle all future challenges when a visit to a doctor for kidney stones ended up revealing testicular cancer. Read The Garner's story... 

Corin Gibson | Phoebe Worth Tree Lighter, 2023

There’s a lot of energy in the Gibson family home in Sylvester. “It never gets boring,” Brandon Gibson said. “They keep us moving, that’s for sure,” his wife, Sydney added, speaking about their four boys – Gavin, Corin, Leytin and Dallin – who range in age from one to eight. Oh, and they’re expecting a fifth son in January. Read Corin's story...

Gloria Simpson | Phoebe Sumter Tree Lighter, 2023

Gloria Simpson just can’t stop working. “I’m always busy, and I love it.” She has “retired” a couple of times from jobs in human resources and customer service, but retirement just never seems to take.  These days, she works at The Sweet Spot, an Americus bakery owned by her daughter-in-law. “I cook the doughnuts and the doughnut holes. I make the best sweet potato pies,” she said. “We have cookies and any kind of cupcakes you would like” Read Gloria's story...