Trees of Life

2020 Trees of Life
*Annual Outdoor Tree Lighting

November 14, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (south lawn)
215 South Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

*Due to COVID-19, no public ceremony will occur.  Trees will still be illuminated in honor of loved ones beginning November 14, 2020 until the end of the year.  

We invite you to remember someone special during Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care's Trees of Life.  Beginning Saturday, November 14, 2020, the trees surrounding the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will be lit up for the Trees of Life celebration in memorary of thousands of loved ones.  This 36-year-old community tradition also pays tribute to our military and first responders by illuminating a special red, white and blue tree in their honor.  In collaboration with the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, PPHPC is offering sponsorships for 29 six-foot pre-lit artificial trees on Tejon Street. All dollars raised help provide hospice and palliative care to those in our community. 

There are many ways to participate:


  • Symbolic Light $25
  • Symbolic Light and Ornament $50
  • Personalized Ornament $125 (includes Symbolic Light)
  • Name a Starburst $500 (includes Symbolic Light and Personalized Ornament)
  • Special Recognition $1,000 (loved one honored at a future PPHF Tribute Reception, Symbolic Light, and Personalized Ornament)

Your tax-deductible gift to Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care's Trees of Life helps provide compassionate, comprehensive, and specialized end-of-life care to patients and their loved ones. Choose your gift and make your donation online.

Email loved ones names to be posted in remembrance to  


2019 Starbursts are in honor of:  

Diane Benbow
Donated by the Benbow Family

Lt. Col. Paul H. Ellis
Donated by Louise Ellis

Susan Godec
Donated by Emick Farms

Stephen Paul Klett
Donated by Beth L. Martin

Jane Loo
Donated by Bruce and Marietta McLaughlin

Phyllis Rogers
Donated by Carol Breglio

Adeline Tasher
Donated by Gary Bauer

Col. Earl Van Sickle
Donated by Linda Yuhas-Fairbairn & Orval R. Fairbairn

A Starburst is lit in memory of loved ones from an anonymous donor.  

Thanks to our 2020 Trees of Life Sponsors

As Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care reflects on 40 years of service to – and partnership with – our community, we celebrate almost four decades of amazing work and offer a profound “thank you” to everyone involved. We look forward, and renew our commitment and promise of care to our community for many more decades.

What Our Families Say

What you all do is amazing.  Thank you for all your help, support and guidance for my mother and family.  It was such a gift and a blessing to be with my mom and take care of her and to have her at home with my daughter and I.  We will never forget your kindness.  Thank you! ~ Patient's family

The services my husband and I received during his last stages of life were invaluable to us.  His primary wish at the end was to be at home.  I was very afraid that I couldn't grant that wish, but with the help of Pikes Peak Hospice he was able to be at home, where he was comfortable, until the very end.  I am also truly thankful for the grief counseling that you provided to me. ~ Patient's wife

Thank you for all your assistance during this time and for the care of my mother.  There are not enough compliments to give for the support, knowledge, bedside manner, courtesy and kindness. ~ Patient's daughter


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