Angela Smith to be honorary tree lighter at annual Phoebe Sumter Lights of Love Ceremony

Published 5:18 pm Thursday, November 17, 2022

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AMERICUS – The Phoebe Sumter Foundation is excited to announce that the honorary tree lighter for this year’s Lights of Love ceremony is Angela Smith. The annual event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. outside the hospital’s main entrance.

According to Phoebe Sumter Foundation Director Katherine Council, the tree-lighting tradition has been going on since 2017. “This allows us to pay tribute to local cancer patients and their families with our own special Lights of Love tree,” Council said. “Lights will be lit in the thousands in honor and memory of loved ones and donations to the beloved holiday event will benefit oncology patients receiving treatment at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.”

A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering and often traumatic experience. Beginning treatment in the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic made Angela’s cancer journey even more challenging. Readers can read more about her cancer journey here:

This year’s tree-lighting ceremony will take place at the hospital on Thursday, December 8 at 6 p.m.