The themes at the annual GenCure Remembrance Celebration were simple: Darkness and light.
Around 125 tissue donor families, staff, and community at large attended the event led by Susan Smith, Grief Support and Life Legacies Manager at GenCure.
The celebration also included a guest speaker, Darwin Huartson, community coordinator from Porter Loring Mortuaries and a longtime grief and bereavement counselor.
Early on in the event, it became clear that the group was special.
“Tonight is a celebration of our loved ones, of us here, of families,” Susan said. “If you’re at a table with someone you don’t know, it’s no longer that. We’re now extended family.”