Join us September 14 for a Whimsical Evening of Goodwill to Benefit Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care!

You are cordially invited to Wonderlight–an all-new event at the all-new Firefly Pavilion at Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

Scheduled for Thursday, September 14 from 5:30—9:00 pm, our goal with this event is to gather Lightways’ greatest supporters for an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising in a beautiful, relaxed setting.  We’ll go short on speeches and long on the opportunity to be together in support of Lightways’ mission.

Some highlights:

  • We’ll be the very first group to use the beautiful, open-air Firefly Pavilion that overlooks the Arboretum’s stunning Grand Gardens. Want to check out the stars? The expansive patio is the perfect spot.
  • Dinner and drinks will abound with something for every appetite.
  • We’ll be honoring the women of two incredible organizations with the Heart of Hospice  We are so grateful for the support we receive from:
    • The Holly Club of Joliet
    • Sue Mammosser—Mammo Strong Inc
  • We are putting together incredible silent auction items and lush raffle baskets. Check back for more details about those items and our paddle raise.
  • And what else can you expect? How about the unexpected?  We’re having a bit of fun with our whimsical Wonderlight theme. This night will be anything but stuffy.


Your generous support of Wonderlight will make a significant impact on the care we provide.


As the largest nonprofit hospice in Illinois, we rely on fundraising to cover approximately $1.5 million in uncompensated care that we provide annually.  This includes our pediatric palliative program, our community grief support and our charity care.  It also includes a dozen clinicians who provide direct patient care for which we receive no insurance reimbursement.  These are all essential parts of the unwavering guidance and support Lightways provides.

The Practical Details:

• Your event ticket includes admission and parking at the Arboretum. Feel free to come early and enjoy a drive or walk. Be sure to park in the lot designated for the Firefly Pavilion.
• We suggest colorful smart attire. No ties required!
• The Firefly Pavilion is fully covered but open air.
• Complimentary bus transportation will be provided from the Lightways Joliet campus with a 4:45 pm departure, returning at 9:45 pm. Please indicate your interest on the RSVP card. Space is limited.
• Tables of ten purchased as a group will be reserved. All other seating will be open to give people an opportunity to mingle.

Thank you to our Annual Sponsors!