Tree of Life

A holiday tradition, the annual lighting of the Tree of Life at Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) serves as a symbolic tribute to friends, family and lost loved ones while supporting the TRMC Oncology Center and Hospice of Tift Area.  Sponsored by the Tifton Junior Woman’s Club, this year’s tree lighting ceremony will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of TRMC.

Event organizer Joy Davis said this year’s event will prove to be one of the best yet. “We want everyone in the community to bring their families and friends,” she said. “Together we will enjoy a moving candle-lighting ceremony and wonderful, live holiday music.  And, of course, we’ll have a visit from Santa Claus.  Afterwards, everyone is invited to a complimentary meal provided by TRMC Food Services."

Davis said that purchasing a light for the Tree of Life in honor or memory of a person is a  tax-deductible gift which will help the patients of Tift Regional’s Anita Stewart Oncology Center and Hospice of Tift Area with special needs.  “Various giving levels are available,” she said.  “If you are looking for a Christmas gift for family members, friends, co-workers or clients, purchase a light in their honor or in memory of someone close to them. You’ll be benefiting a great cause.”

Davis said the Tree of Life fund assists the hospital’s cancer or hospice patients who may have difficulty paying utility bills due to financial constraints or need special comforts while undergoing treatment. 

“These are just examples of how the Tree of Life helps our patients as they undergo a challenging time,” said Davis. “It has really touched the lives of many people in our community.”

Various giving levels are available and contributing is easy.  Contributions are being accepted until Dec. 31. Click here to download a contribution form or complete the form and pay online by clicking here.

Tree of Life Form

Remember your friends and loved ones by purchasing a light for the 31st Annual Tree of Life. By supporting this event, your tax-deductible gift will help provide for the special needs of patients of Hospice of Tift Area and the Anita Stewart Oncology Center of Tift Regional Medical Center.

Making a contribution is easy. Complete the form below and make payment with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card. You can also go to and download a form to mail with a check.  Each light is in memory or honor of one person.

Please join us as we light the Tree of Life on Thursday, December 8 on the front lawn of Tift Regional Medical Center at 901 East 18th Street in Tifton. Bring your family and friends. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 pm. After the ceremony,  join us for soup and sandwiches, visit with Santa and play in the snow.

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Have questions or need assistance?  Please send an email to or call 229-353-6316.