September 30, 2015

Thirty-First Annual Light Up A Life Guest Speaker Announced

September 30, 2015

(GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) – The 31st Annual Light Up A Life event will be held on Sunday, December 6 at 5 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, located at 3600 West Friendly Avenue in Greensboro. The event is free and open to the public.

The Reverend Dolly Jacobs, associate pastor for congregational care at First Presbyterian Church, is the 2015 guest speaker. Jacobs is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a master’s degree in pastoral care and counseling from Loyola University and a master’s degree in divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She obtained her bachelor degree from Auburn University. Jacobs began her career at First Presbyterian Church as the associate pastor for discipleship in 2003. She was promoted to associate pastor for congregational care in 2015.

“This interfaith service offers guests a meaningful way to honor and remember special friends and family members,” said Paul Russ, vice president of marketing and development. “It represents a time to be comforted and share hope with others.”

After the service, the community is invited to visit our Hospice Tree of Remembrance that stands in front of the VF Jeanswear Building at 400 North Elm Street in downtown Greensboro. This tree, known for its extraordinary number of tiny white lights will be lighted during the Festival of Lights on Friday, December 4 and remain lit through December 31.

Contributions to the Light Up A Life campaign can be made in memory or in honor of a special friend or family member. All donors will receive a Light Up A Life thank you card, and all honorees will receive a Light Up A Life notification card. Gifts to this campaign can be made through December 31.

HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas since 1980, is situated on a 14.75 acre campus at 2500 Summit Avenue. HPCG provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for children and adults faced with a life-limiting illness, as well as their caregivers and families. For more information, contact HPCG at 336.621.2500 or visit