2020 Trees of Life*

*Due to COVID-19, NO PUBLIC CEREMONY will held. Trees will still be illuminated in honor of loved ones beginning November 14, 2020 until the end of the year at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 South Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Click here to watch the Trees of Life “Remembering those we love” video highlighting the names of those being honored this year.  Click here to see additional names of those being remembered this year that were provided to us between November 14-24.  

We invite you to remember someone special during Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care’s Trees of Life.  During the winter holiday season, the trees surrounding the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will be lit up for the Trees of Life celebration in memory 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.  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)
  • 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.

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 Foundation@PikesPeakHospice.org

2020 Starbursts are in honor of:  

Dolores Barrowman
Donated by Thomas Barrowman

Frank Billiard
Donated by Nancy Billiard

Sherry Ekerholm
Donate by Steven Ekerholm

Dr. Raymond & Lu Epstein
Donated by Natalie Kern

Berek Klayman
Donated by Elizabeth Youngquist

Dawn LaMee
Donated by Keith LaMee

Joanne Lykens
Donated by Markel Lykens

Donna Murray
Donated by Dick Murray

Col. & Mrs. Robert O. Rupp
Donated by Dr. Victor & Roberta Bradford

Dwain H. Stufflebeam
Donated by Kevin Fink

Ernest “Skip” Wirick
Donated by Gretchen Wirick

Jon Wroblewski
Donated by Jayne Wroblewski

As Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care reflects on 40 years of service to – and partnership with – our community, we celebrate 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

The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never forget you and are forever grateful. Thank you. ~ Patient’s daughter

Everyone who came to attend to my wife were all fantastic caregivers and I cannot praise your hospice staff enough. I was so thankful you were there. ~ Patient’s husband

I could not have asked for a more caring set of people to help us through this difficult time. ~ Patient’s family

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