The Tree of Life

"He who plants a tree, plants hope"
Lucy Larcom

What is the Tree of Life?

In 2006, the ECHO Cancer Foundation established the Tree of Life. Inspired by the generous donations of several families and individuals, The Tree will act as a tangible memorial or honorarium for those who have chosen to donate to the Foundation.

Where is The Tree located?

The Tree of Life is prominently displayed in the hallway of Eastern Connecticut Hematology and Oncology and The ECHO Cancer Foundation.

What does it symbolize?

Throughout history, trees have been powerful symbols; a visual representation of strength, endurance, beauty and graciousness. The Tree is handsomely crafted with a sculptured cast-bronze trunk and solid North American Oak leaves. Each leaf has a brass plate that will be engraved with the name of the honoree, assuring they will be remembered in perpetuity. The Tree will continue to grow and flourish with every name that adorns its branches. How can I honor or memorialize an individual? Contributions totaling $500 or more may be used to obtain a Leaf on the Tree of Life, as well as continuing the Foundation’s mission to help oncology patients. Multiple contributions, totaling $500 or more, may be collected to honor or memorialize an individual.

How can I purchase a Leaf?

By phone:
For additional information or to make arrangements to purchase a Leaf, please call
Laura Stevenson-Flom, Executive Director, at the Foundation Office.
860-886-8362 ext. 289

By mail:
Dowload a donation form (PDF format ):

Print and mail completed donation forms to:

Send your check(s) and form to:
The ECHO Cancer Foundation
330 Washington Street, Suite 220
Norwich, CT 06360

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