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Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation’s 20th Annual Memorial Tree Celebration of Life

Release Date:

December 2, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation is holding its 20th annual Memorial Tree ornament sale to benefit the Presbyterian Hospice Program, which helps pay for bereavement materials, counseling, and assists patients facing financial hardships.

The Memorial Tree Celebration of Life event is sponsored by Platinum Builders Corporation and ornaments are available for purchase through December 5 by calling (505) 724-6580, or at the event. Each ornament costs $15 with a $5 charge for personal inscriptions. New this year, you can purchase the entire series of three ornaments (2014, 2015 and 2016) or just the 2014 ornament.

Artists from Escribiente, Albuquerque’s Calligraphic Society, can personalize the handmade terra cotta ornaments with the name of a loved one as a tribute if desired. Ornaments can be hung on one of the Presbyterian Memorial Trees through the holiday season and mailed at the beginning of the year or mailed immediately after purchase.

Members of the media are invited to attend the following event:

WHAT: Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation’s 20th Annual Memorial Tree Celebration of Life

WHO: Presbyterian staff and volunteers along with patients and members of the community
will attend and  Sandia High School Concert Choir will provide entertainment.

WHERE: Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital – Main Lobby
8300 Constitution Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

WHEN: Tuesday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m.

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About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state's only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian has eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with more than 10,000 employees.

Press Contact:

Kerri Dufault
Communications Specialist
E-mail: kdufault@phs.org 
505-923-6593