Patients to Benefit from 38th Annual Love Light Trees Program
Pictured is one of the 10 Love Light Trees that illuminated the grounds of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland during the holiday season to signify support raised from the program. More than $70,000 was given to support the comfort and care of patients served at the Medical Center.
A lovely melding of music, sparkling array of lights and holiday cheer illuminated the grounds of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland during the holiday season at the 38th annual Love Light Trees event December 5. More than $70,000 has been donated thus far to the MidMichigan Health Foundation for the Love Light program to support the comfort and care of patients served at the Medical Center in Midland.
The event began with a holiday open house that included guests greeted by MidMichigan’s therapy dogs, the Cosmic Canine Cure Service. The offering of a special holiday discount in the Gift Shop and complimentary popcorn for guests freshly made by the Popcorn Service volunteers were also enjoyed. Outside the Spiritual Care Center, guests picked up their remembrance candles, which were lit during the formal ceremony. Soothing background music filled the night air thanks to students from the H. H. Dow High School Honors Orchestra.
Gregory H. Rogers, president of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, began the formal program, which included an invocation by Rev. Wallace H. Mayton, III, associate pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church. As part of his remarks, Rev. Mayton paid tribute to those who were memorialized through gifts made to the Love Light Trees signified by the lighting of the remembrance candles. Singer, Sarah Schieber, followed and shared her talents by singing Christmas in Heaven.
Additional holiday songs were sung by students of Lyrica from the Center Stage Youth Choirs, at the Midland Center for the Arts and the young children from Memorial Presbyterian Preschool. Door prizes offered by the Gift Shop Service Volunteers of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, along with refreshments with Santa, were also part of the evening’s festivities. Pianist Lenin Brenes, a Medical Center employee, provided background music as guests enjoyed refreshments.
Contributions can be made year-round to the MidMichigan Health Foundation for the Love Light Trees program. Gifts are welcomed to remember a loved one or honor friends. Donations can also be used to commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. Those who would like more information, or wish to donate to the Love Light Trees may contact the MidMichigan Health Foundation at (989) 839-1932 or visit www.midmichigan.org/lovelighttrees.