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Lights of Love

Help brighten the lives of cancer patients throughout Southwest Georgia

Hope is being able to see there is light beyond the darkness.


Live Tree Lighting Ceremony: Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 7 p.m.

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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.

Tree Lighting Ceremony Event Date and Locations

  • Phoebe Worth Medical Center: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 7 p.m.
  • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital: Tree Lighting Ceremony: Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 7 p.m.
  • Phoebe Sumter Medical Center: Thursday, December 8, 2022 @ 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 72-year 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.

Since its inception, 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 community.