Updated: Monday, December 16 2013, 07:47 PM EST
It's not your typical Christmas tree. As News 13's Jay Siltzer shows us, it's branching out to those who need help most.
The sounds of the season fill Angel Medical Center for the lighting of the hospice tree. It's an event to support dying patients and their families by raising money.
"It is spent often for medications for any supplies, equipment, special needs that a family may have, especially when they have the hardship of having an illness like cancer or any other life-limiting illness," said hospice director Jean Sprinkle.
On this day staff, volunteers and families show their commitment to end of life care by selling tree ornaments and auctioning wreaths.
"So, it's just kinda a tradition for me to support this," said executive assistant Sandy Forkner.
Making a bad situation a little brighter by sharing joy and faith.
The hospice fundraiser typically nets about $5,000.