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11/26/12: Emerson Hospital Auxiliary to Kick Off Holiday Season with Annual Tree Lighting

Twenty-four years ago, the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary began the tradition of lighting the evergreen tree which graces the main entrance to Emerson Hospital. 

This year, the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary will continue this tradition by holding its annual Tree of Lights ceremony on Monday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to join Emerson staff and patients for a brief program in the hospital’s Cheney Conference Room, followed by the tree lighting in front of the White House. The event will feature a special performance by the Holy Family Ringer Singers bell choir group. 

A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Cheney Conference Room, where the Holy Family Ringer Singers will provide entertainment. The hospital gift shop will offer a 20 percent discount on one accessory or item of clothing for attendees. Parking will be validated.

This event is a way for the Emerson community to recognize special people in their lives by donating a light or a star for this very special tree. Lights may be donated in memory of a loved one, in honor of a special person or to celebrate a special event. All donations, which directly benefit Emerson Hospital, will be recognized in the Auxiliary’s Tree of Lights Tribute Book to be displayed in the hospital lobby throughout the holiday season.

“The Tree of Lights ceremony is a great example of how Emerson Hospital offers premium care and personal touch,” said Christine Schuster, president and CEO of Emerson Hospital. “The Tree of Lights offers a special way for our hospital community to come together during the holiday season and remember all the people we serve.”

Each light on the tree costs $10 and a star is $25. Checks payable to the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary may be mailed to Denise Haartz, P.O. Box 1596, Concord, MA 01742. The deadline is Dec. 15.

For a donation form or more information about the Tree of Lights, call Donna Grinnell at (978) 263-9830.

Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns.

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary supports Emerson Hospital by increasing community awareness, supporting health-related education and conducting fundraising initiatives. Over the past decade, the Auxiliary’s has raised more than $2.4 million for hospital equipment, facilities and services. Anyone interested in becoming a member or learning about the Auxiliary should contact Karen McCarthy at (978) 371-2133. For more information, visit www.emersonhospital.org