Hinsdale – More
than 350 individuals are memorialized as part of the Tree of Remembrance, an
annual tribute presented by Adventist St. Thomas Hospice and Harris Bank
Hinsdale. Now in its 15th season of commemorating friends and loved
ones, the tree is on display on the corner of Lincoln
and First streets in front of Harris Bank’s downtown Hinsdale
Community members can honor a loved
one who has passed away by making a contribution to Adventist St. Thomas
Hospice. The loved one’s name is then written on one of two adjacent memorial name
boards. Funds raised are used to assist uninsured families and to provide
bereavement support to all members of the community. It is the hospice’s only
“We hear stories from families who
tell us that visiting the tree is an annual event,” said Rosie Cohen, the
hospice’s bereavement coordinator. “They meet at the tree to look for their
loved one’s name and then spend time together in downtown Hinsdale.
It’s a wonderful way to remember someone.”
The tree will be illuminated
throughout the holiday season, a tradition that began in 1993.
Gift envelopes are available inside
the Harris Bank of Hinsdale, or by calling
Adventist St. Thomas Hospice’s bereavement department at (630) 856-6993.
Donations may also be mailed to the attention of Tree of Remembrance at Adventist
St. Thomas Hospice, 8230 S.
Madison St., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.
The hospice is part of Adventist Hinsdale
Hospital and serves patients
and families in DuPage, eastern Kane, northern Will and western Cook counties.
It is certified by Medicare and accredited by the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.