2024 Save the Date

March 14 – Lightways Hospice Guild To Go St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Bella Cucina Catering, 800 W. Jefferson, Joliet
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Lucky and Charmed Dinner includes corned beef, colcannon potatoes, cabbage au gratin, dinner roll and a shamrock cookie for only $20 each. All orders must be in by March 5. 

April 3 – We Honor Veterans Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans celebration
Wesley Center at the United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson Street, Morris
11:30am – 1:30pm
Includes lunch, a recognition pinning, music and update on services Lightways provides to Veterans.  There is no charge to Veterans and one guest. Registration is required by March 25. Call 815.740.4104 ext 257. Sponsorships will be available.

April 11 – A Time to Remember, a Luminary Celebration – Grief Support Program
Jacob Henry Mansion, 20 S. Eastern Ave., Joliet

6:30pm – 8:00pm
Join us for our annual event to honor those we have lost during a special illumination event. Registration is required by April 1, 2024. Call 815.460.3295 or email [email protected].

May 15 – Lightways Hospice Guild Annual Card Party
Cantigny Post 367 VFW, 826 Horseshoe Dr., Joliet.

11:30am – 2:30pm

Join the Hospice Guild for an afternoon of cards, bunco or mah-jongg.  Games are NOT provided. A boxed lunch is included and you can take a chance on raffle baskets. Tickets must be purchased in advance from a Guild member or call 815.531.3553. Tables of 4 can be reserved in advance.

May 23 – We Honor Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony
Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet
Families are encouraged to come together to remember deceased Veterans in a special ceremony which includes readings, music and remembering the deceased by name.  Lunch is included. No charge for this program. Invites will be sent. Registration is required by calling 815.740.4104 EXT. 257

June 1 – 5K Family Fun Run/Walk      NEW DATE! Same location!
New Lenox Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox
Check-in – 8:00-8:45am

Race – 9:00am
It will be a roaring good time!

Honor and remember those who are no longer with us as we enjoy the beautiful neighborhood around the Commons. Memorial signs will be available. Sponsorships and registration will be available soon.  This event benefits Lightways’ Pediatric Care Program. Register at or call 815.740.4104 ext. 257.  

September 19 – Wonderlight
Firefly Pavilion, Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Rt. 53, Lisle

5:00pm – 9:00pm

Plans are in the works for a lovely evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising to benefit Lightways.  More details to follow including sponsorship opportunities. More info to come.

NEW! October 20 – Joliet Park District Red Eye 5K/Partnership with Lightways

Joliet Memorial Stadium and Inwood Golf Course, 3000 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet

7:30am start

Packet Pickup Friday, October 18th at Inwood Athletic Club from 6:00am – 7:00pm

$37 pre-registration thru September 30th, $42 October 1-18 and $50 race day


November 3 – Lightways Hospice Puttin’ on the Holiday Glitz  NEW LOCATION!

Renaissance Center, 214 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet
11:30am – 2:30pm
The tradition continues for the 35th year!  Join the Guild for lunch, raffles and the area’s best fashion show. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Details coming in September. Register at or call 815-531-3553

November 7, 2024 Lightways We Honor Veterans – Veterans Day Breakfast
Details to follow

November 27 – Lights of Love Memorial Tribute and Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Rialto Square Theater, 201 N. Chicago St., Joliet
Doors open at 5:00pm. Program begins at 6:00pm
A time to honor and remember our loved ones who are no longer with us as we enter the holiday season. Registration includes a memorial ornament and an opportunity to include your loved one’s photo and a message in the video tribute. Register at or call 815.740.4104 ext. 257