Light Up A Life is a way to remember loved ones

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Hundreds showed up to Steele Indian School Park Sunday evening for Hospice of the Valley's Light Up A Life.

The event honors loved ones who have died and included a photo montage set to music against the night sky.

While it may sound depressing, those who went said it is more about celebrating the lives of those who have left us.

"The love we have in our hearts for them doesn't go away, it just takes another form," said Susan Levine executive director of Hospice of the Valley.

Cheryl Remos and Sue Matos have been going to the event for the past few years. They celebrate the lives of their aunt and their mother.

"This is a way of getting through it and it is a celebration of life," Remos said. "It's helped us to heal from it and laugh and smile."