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Light Up A Life 2022

Light Up a Life is a fundraiser to celebrate and honor your loved ones who are no longer present, but certainly not forgotten. 

The holidays symbolize a time when friends and family gather in celebration. It can also be a difficult and emotional time for those grieving a loss. Light Up A Life offers the community an opportunity to come together to remember loved ones. 

Event Details: 

For 38 years, Hospice SLO County's Light Up A Life season has offered special ceremonies at locations throughout San Luis Obispo County for remembrance of loved ones. The lantern symbolizes light as we are guided through life's darker times and the illumination of love and remembrance.

This year, we have four remembrance ceremonies, one of which will be live streamed and recorded.  We will also have a "Paws to Remember" pet ceremony.

For a $25 donation or more, your loved one's name(s) will be automatically read at the live streamed and recorded remembrance ceremony*, plus another ceremony of your choice. You can choose to have a name read "in memory" or "in honor" and that preference will be noted during the ceremony.  


Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6 PM 
Mission San Luis Obispo 
751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo
*In-person, live-streamed & recorded 

Wednesday, Nov 30, 6 PM 
Heritage Square Park & Gazebo 
201 Nelson St, Arroyo Grande 
In-person only 

Tuesday, Dec 6, 6 PM 
Pavilion on the Lake 
9315 Pismo Ave, Atascadero 
In-person only 

Tuesday, Dec 13, 6 PM 
Cayucos Community Church 
60 S 3rd St, Cayucos 
In-person only


For a $25 donation or more, you may also remember your pet and have its name read aloud in memory at the special pet ceremony "Paws To Remember". Pet names will only be read at this ceremony. 

Wednesday, Dec 14, 6 PM
Hospice SLO County office 

1304 Pacific St, San Luis Obispo
In-person only 


Hospice SLO County Information

Throughout the year, all Hospice SLO County services are provided without charge to clients, their families, or third-party payers. However, they are not without cost to provide. We rely on the financial support of individuals and businesses in the community and your gift is extremely important to continuing our 45-year mission of providing an additional layer of support and a safety net for families facing a life-limiting illness, in-home respite care regardless of treatment choices, end of life education and support, or grieving a death regardless of when, how, or where it occurred.

During the 2021-2022 fiscal year, over 215 volunteers provided services valued at $302,854!

  • 2,511 hours: In-Home Respite Care
  • 543 hours: End-of-Life Doula Support
  • 346 hours: Music, Yoga, Reiki
  • 838 hours: Pet Peace of Mind
  • 1,140 hours: Administrative Support
  • 2,930 hours: Individual/Family Grief Counseling Sessions
  • 395 hours in 224 Facilitated Support Groups
  • 1,409 hours of Care Management services

Services are provided at no charge to clients.


The lantern symbolizes light as we are guided through life’s journey. We use the symbolism of the lantern to represent the light of the individuals who have been special in our lives. The illumination, warmth, and glow provided by the candles giving light to the lanterns symbolize the influence these individuals have had on who we are today.

Grief is a natural, necessary, and universal process and yet everyone experiences their lives and losses differently. Anyone we grieve has touched our life in some way, - memories shared, and lessons learned – presenting the opportunity for growth which comes through that relationship. It’s through our feelings that we find meaning in even the most difficult of losses and it is how we keep loved ones close to our hearts.

Each year names are entered in our Remembrance Book. Some names are in memory of a loved one who has passed on. Some are in honor of a loved who is still living. And some of the names are of beloved pets. The books are stored at the Rupe Center in downtown SLO and we are in the process of digitally converting them for viewing on our website. 

Remember Your Loved Ones Here



General Terms

All sales are final. 

Refund Policy

All items are nonrefundable under any circumstances. 

Item Transfer Policy

If this event allows ticket transfers, you can transfer tickets to someone else by going into your confirmation email > View & Manage Order > Edit Ticket Info / Transfer. 

From there, you can change the name on the ticket & email it to the transferred person.