tree lit with blue lights at night and luminaries along the garden paths on either side with illuminated buildings in the background, plus the words "33rd Annual Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony" in a yellow circle

2023 Tree of Hope Honored Patients, Caregivers, and Providers



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Duke Cancer Center
20 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC
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On December 7, the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program hosted its 33rd Annual Nancy Weaver Emerson Tree of Hope — an evening to honor and remember loved ones, patients, care team members, family, and friends whose lives have been affected by cancer. The program, which was held in the Cancer Center Lobby, included the debut of the 2023 installment of the Many Faces of Cancer and continued with the Tree-of-Hope lighting in the Seese-Thornton Garden of Tranquility.

HEAR FROM Deputy Director of Duke Cancer Institute Steve Patierno, PhD, multiple myeloma survivor Jacqueline Weatherly, medical family therapist Tracy Berger, colon cancer survivor Jennifer Applegate, oncologist John Strickler, MD, and Supportive Care & Survivorship Director Cheyenne Corbett, PhD.

VIEW the new Many Faces of Cancer portrait series, which is hung at the 1st floor entrance to Duke Cancer Center Durham. LISTEN to these powerful stories of individuals navigating the cancer experience — each in their own way.

Thank you to all who shared this special night with us!