Tree of Light

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to gather for our traditional Tree of Light Ceremony again this year, but we invite you to watch this beautiful virtual ceremony. This year, we are displaying three trees in front of the SECU Hospice House. A large tree in the center features names of the patients who spent their last days in the care of Johnston Health Hospice this past year. Two additional trees are filled with ornaments honoring and memorializing loved ones of families touched by Hospice and signify the community’s commitment to caring for the citizens of Johnston County throughout their life journey. We hope that by participating, you will find comfort and peace – while providing essential funds for Johnston Health’s hospice patients and their families.

You are welcome to drive by the facility from now to Jan. 2 to enjoy this beautiful sight. Luminaries in the Memorial Garden were lit on the evening of Dec. 6 to represent the light of loved ones that still shines in our hearts. The luminaries will remain in the garden as long as the weather allows.

Your gift matters

Did you know that for every person who receives hospice care, there are at least two other Americans nearing the end of their lives who would have benefited from, but did not get, this compassionate care? Did you know that Medicare and Medicaid may not cover room and board expenses for the hospice house?

By contributing to the Johnston Health Foundation’s Hospice Fund through the Tree of Light campaign, you can make an impact on the kind of care that someone will receive at the end of his or her life.

For each gift of $50+ received through Dec. 31, we will place a special customized ornament on our Tribute Trees with name of your loved one.

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Thank you, donors!

Your support of the Tree of Light campaign will ensure that everyone receives the quality end-of-life care they deserve. Click the button below to view a list of donors and their special tributes.

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Questions? Please contact Amanda Johnson at 919-938-7348 or

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