Guthrie Auxiliary Begins Sales For Annual “Tree For Life” Ceremony

Sayre, Pa. – For the 16th year, the Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary is raising funds through the “Tree For Life” event.

This program offers an opportunity to sponsor a single light or a strand of lights in memory of a loved one who has passed away. The lights are then used to decorate the group of evergreen trees the Auxiliary has planted outside the walk-in entrance to the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Emergency Department.

Funds raised from the sales benefits Guthrie Hospice and Guthrie Lifeline programs.
Guthrie Hospice provides support for patients facing a life-limiting illness and their families. Guthrie Lifeline is a home emergency notification system for the elderly, the disabled or anyone who might need assistance.

Invitations to participate in decorating the trees will be mailed to past donors. If you haven’t donated before, but wish to this year, donation forms are available by contacting Debbie Thompson in the Guthrie bookstore at 570-887-4702 or They will also be in the Connections Gift Shop on the Guthrie Sayre campus.

The deadline to reserve lights and be in the program book is Wednesday, November 21.

On Tuesday, November 27 at 5:15 p.m. there will be a lighting ceremony on the Sayre campus, including comments from Guthrie officials, caroling and refreshments.

Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Guthrie Corning Hospital, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.