Annual Lights of Love campaign begins
ESCANABA — The tradition of the OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary Lights of Love annual campaign has kicked off once again and is now accepting commemorative recognitions through Dec. 31.
The lights adorn the set of trees along US 2 and 41 near the hospital and shine throughout the Christmas season, representing gifts of honor and recognition. While traditionally the lights are purchased in honor or memory of someone, in 2018, an additional tree was added to be designated for pet remembrances.
“Lights of Love is a beloved tradition as well as a beautiful way to honor or remember a loved one, be it a family member, coworker, or friend during the holiday season,” said Jean Arvan, director of philanthropy at OSF St. Francis. “The funds raised by our auxiliary make a meaningful impact to help support the hospital.”
Recent examples of support provided by the SFH Auxiliary has included funding of new furniture for the waiting room as well as a private family waiting room in the emergency department and a new ultrasound machine for the surgery department.
Each light is $5 and can be purchased easily online at osfstfrancis.org/ lights. Lights of Love envelopes are also available at the OSF St. Francis Hospital front desk and Elmer’s County Market in Escanaba. For additional information, contact Jean Arvan at 906-786-5707, extension 5516.