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Memorial Service Set For Suicide Survivors

August 19, 2014, 9:39 AM HST
* Updated August 19, 9:41 AM
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Hospice of Hilo in partnership with the Suicide Prevention Task Force is co-sponsoring a special memorial service open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one to suicide.

The memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11, 5 p.m., at the Hospice of Hilo Community Building, 1011 Waiānuenue Ave., Hilo, and will include a candle lighting ceremony, music by Dennis and Christy Soares and special readings, said a Hospice release.

The service is being held during Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week, which is observed nationally Sept. 8-15.

“Losing a loved one is always incredibly difficult and losing a loved one to suicide can be especially hard on individuals and families,” said Cathy Hough, Community Bereavement Counselor at Hospice of Hilo. “We hope the memorial service can offer an opportunity for healing and hope and even a glimmer of light during a dark time.”

To find out more about the memorial service or about free bereavement services Hospice of Hilo offers, call 969-1733.

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