EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (RELEASE FROM SACRED HEART HOSPITAL)-- For the 28th year, the Volunteer Partners of Sacred Heart Hospital will sponsor the Love-Light Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. This is a unique way for individuals to memorialize a loved one, or to honor a relative or friend by making a donation to reserve a light in a loved one’s name. The lighting ceremony will take place Sunday, December 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Hospital Chapel (900 West Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire), with outdoor tree lighting to follow.
For a donation PER NAME of $10, you can reserve a light of remembrance or a light in recognition of loved ones:
• WHITE LIGHT — Deceased Adult
• BLUE LIGHT — Deceased Child
• RED/GREEN — Living Relative/Friend
• GOLD LIGHT — Living/Deceased Veterans/Active Military
Lighted tree toppers are available for a donation of $100. A nativity scene (new this year) is available for a donation of $250.
Love-Light donations must be received by 12 Noon on November 22 to Volunteer Partners at Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 West Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701. Submission forms are available in the hospital’s Main Lobby, Cafeteria, Family Waiting Center and Regional Cancer Center. The donation form can also be downloaded off the hospital’s website at the link below.
Attendees of the ceremony will enjoy spirited songs by the Madrigal Singers from Memorial High School. Immediately following the ceremony, the Memorial High School singers will lead attendees to The Healing Gardens (located in front of the hospital) for the outdoor tree lighting.
This year, as in past years, thousands of loved ones will be represented as lights on the trees in front of the hospital. Each night throughout this Christmas season, the lights will glow in their honor.
All proceeds support the ministry of The Healing Place: A Center for Life’s Journeys – the hospital’s free outreach to support individuals and families dealing with grief, loss and life transitions.