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2024 Save the Date

February 16 – We Honor Veterans Vet-to-Vet Hot Cocoa Bar café

Shorewood Troy Library
650 Deerwood, Shorewood, IL
1:00-2:00 p.m.


Includes conversation with fellow Veterans, a Hot Cocoa Bar, Recognition Pinning, Update on Lightways services to Veterans and a free gift. No charge to Veterans.

Registration is required by February 12th, 2024.

Call 816.740.4104 ext. 257 by Feb. 12


March (Date TBD) We Honor Veterans Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans celebration

Morris, IL
11:30-1:30


Includes lunch, a recognition pinning, music and update on services Lightways provides to Veterans.  No charge to Veterans and one guest.

Registration is required by March 20th 2024.

Call 815.740.4104 ext 257.
Sponsorships will be available.


April 11 – A Time to Remember, a luminary celebration

Jacob Henry Mansion
Eastern Ave., Joliet


Join us for our annual event to honor those we have lost during a special illumination event

Register by April 1, 2024.

Call 815.460.3295 or email [email protected]


May 15 – Lightways Hospice Guild Annual Card Party

Cantigny Post 367
VFW-Horseshoe Dr., Joliet.

Tickets must be purchased in advance from a Guild Member or call 815.740.4104.
11:30 am – 2:30 pm


May 23 – We Honor Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony

10:30 a.m. Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care-250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL. Honoring Veterans who died this year in our program. Special reading, music and reading of names. Lunch is included. No charge for this program.


June 1 – Family Fun Run 5k

New Date! Same Location!

New Lenox Commons

Check-in 8:00-8:45 am. Race begins at 9am. Time to 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. Watch your mail or this website.
Proceeds benefit the Pediatric Program of Lightways.


September 19 – Annual Lightways Dinner at the Morton Arboretum

Details TBA


November 3, 2024 Lightways Hospice Puttin’ on the Holiday Glitz

Luncheon, fashions, raffles.

Bolingbrook Golf Club.
11:30am

Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Details coming in September.


November 27 – Lights of Love Memorial Tribute and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Rialto Square Theater, 201 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 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 opportunity to include your loved one’s photo and a message in the video tribute. Door open at 5:00 p.m. Program begins at 6:00 p.m. Registration and details available in September