Hospitals taking donations for holiday season “love lights”

(WEAU) - Two local hospitals are again offering "love lights" on their trees this year.

For a minimum donation of $5, you can dedicate a light for someone you love at Mayo Clinic Health System or Sacred Heart Hospital. The colored lights can represent someone living or who passed away.

Each night throughout this holiday season, the lights will glow in their honor.

Below are ways to donate:

For Mayo Clinic Health System:
Send the names of those to be remembered or honored, along with the donor's name and donation to:
• Mayo Clinic Health System - Chippewa Valley in Bloomer: c/o Love Light Tree, 1501 Thompson St., Bloomer, WI 54724. The tree-lighting ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. A list of donors and those they are honoring or remembering will be published in the Bloomer Advance.
• Mayo Clinic Health System - Northland in Barron: c/o Love Light Tree, 1222 E. Woodland Ave., Barron, WI 54812. The tree-lighting ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. A list of donors and those they are honoring or remembering will be published each week in the Barron News-Shield. A complete list will be posted in the facility's entrance area.
• Mayo Clinic Health System - Oakridge in Osseo: c/o Love Light Tree, 13025 8th St., Osseo, WI 54758. The tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. A tree and a list of donors are posted in the entrance of the hospital and are published in the Tri County News.

For Sacred Heart Hospital:
Love-Light donations should be sent before or by 12 Noon on November 19 to Volunteer Partners at Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 West Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701. The names of all loves ones submitted by the deadline will be listed in a special tribute in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram on Saturday, December 1. Submission forms are available in the hospital's Main Lobby, Cafeteria, Family Waiting Center and Regional Cancer Center.

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