SMHC Tree of Life Event Offers a Way to Honor and Remember Loved Ones

November 18, 2019

doves 450Join Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) on December 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm, in the Biddeford Medical Center main lobby, to remember and honor your loved ones by hanging a personalized dove on the tree at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Baked goods and holiday music will round out the evening.

By making a gift of any size, each donor to the Tree of Life fundraiser will receive a paper dove of their own to dedicate and decorate. And if you choose, the decorated doves will be displayed at the event. The name of your loved one will be read aloud during the ceremony followed by the lighting of the trees outside of the hospital’s main entrance to remember and honor those who have touched our lives. You are then invited to bring your dove home with you as a keepsake.

To make a gift and purchase your personalized dove, please contact SMHC’s Development Office at 207-283-7251 or visit (website no longer online). For over three decades, all gifts directly support life-saving patient care in SMHC’s Emergency Departments in Biddeford and Sanford.

About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare organization with a non-profit mission “to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve.”  SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. Emergency care, surgical services and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford. SMHC offers primary care and multi-specialty physician services, diagnostic and therapy services and Walk-In Care centers in York County communities including Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and has been recognized for quality excellence by numerous outside organizations. SMHC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. To learn more, visit

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Allison Kenty