Special Events

Hospice of San Luis Obispo County is a local 501c3, non-medical, hospice - providing support for anyone experiencing the impact of a life threatening illness or grieving the death of a loved one.

Since 1977, Hospice SLO County has touched the lives of thousands of individuals by providing support through grief counseling, respite care, support groups, community outreach, and resources for individuals caring for loved ones in their own homes. As a volunteer hospice organization, all Hospice SLO County services are provided free of charge.

Your donations to our events can be tax-deductible; our Non-Profit Federal Tax I.D. No. is #95-3195126.

Current Events

For 39 years, Hospice SLO County's Light Up A Life season has offered special ceremonies at locations throughout San Luis Obispo County for the remembrance of loved ones who are no longer present but certainly not forgotten. The lantern symbolizes light as we are guided through life's darker times and illumination of love and remembrance.

Learn More Sponsor Flyer

We rely exclusively on our small staff and trained volunteers to support SLO County residents experiencing life-limiting illness and grief. We rely entirely on the community to fund these free services. Proudly, Hospice SLO County has been in service for 45 years. This longevity is a true testament to the compassionate heart of SLO County.

This year, show your compassion for the seriously ill and bereaved with a 2023 business sponsorship. Sponsorships range from $500 - $5,000 and include many promotional opportunities. We are happy to work with you to meet your marketing expectations.

Past Events

The lantern symbolizes light as we are guided through life’s journey. We use the symbolism of the lantern to represent the light of the individuals who have been special in our lives. The illumination, warmth, and glow provided by the candles giving light to the lanterns symbolize the influence these individuals have had on who we are today.

View the Remembrance Books

Our virtual Walk For Healing in May and June was a success! We surpassed our $50,000 fundraising goal with the help of 368 donors for a grand total of $51,068.

The 198 active participants logged an astounding 18,710 miles by walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming, and other activities throughout May and June 2023. There was participation from Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Australia, France, Great Britain, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Africa. Sixty individuals recorded over 100 miles, twenty-one recorded over 200 miles, and eight recorded over 300 miles

Hospice SLO County is humbled by this tremendous support. The funds raised will be used to support our overhead and to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers who will support the ill, dying and bereaved in SLO County. THANK YOU!

Click Here to See This Years Winners

159 people logged an astounding 12,776 miles by walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming, dancing, and other activities throughout May and June 2022. There was participation in California, Arkansas, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, and Washington. It was truly a walk across America!

471 people donated $53,537 to surpass our fundraising goal of $50,000! Hospice SLO County is extremely grateful for this tremendous support.

Winners Announced! Click Here to see the campaign results.

Join us on this international day of giving back.

To celebrate the act of giving and to thank our donors, we are welcoming back Brynn Albanese for a one woman show, streamed live from the community room of Hospice SLO County.

Click Here to Watch the Recording of this Live Event