Tree of Hope

When 11-year-old Ella Beach was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on Valentine’s Day in February 2018, her family had been hoping it was something else.

Visit with Santa Claus and enjoy treats, a light show, music and games, and a wonderland of gingerbread houses. Bring your family — it's all free! Just register in advance.
Our 2017 tree lighter, Mashayla, has a smile so bright that we expect it will steal the show and warm the hearts of all attendees (even if winter weather starts to come our way)!
Her infectious smile and sparkly eyes light up the room as she dances around, seemingly without a care in the world. Looking at 9-year-old, Alexis, you would never guess that she has endured a battle no child should ever have to experience.
Our annual Tree of Hope Lighting Celebration is filled with all the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season! Check out the fun facts in this infographic and then RSVP for this year's event.

When eight-year-old Luke Gworek flips a switch during Roswell Park’s 2014 Tree of Hope celebration, nearly 75,000 lights will flash to music and shine from a towering tree in Kaminski Park. He can’t wait for the evening to arrive.