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LMC Christmas Tree Lighting Honors Patients and Families
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | December 02, 2011
West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center will hold its hospital Christmas tree lighting on Monday, December 5, 2011 in the North Tower Atrium of the hospital at 4:00 p.m. The annual tree lighting ceremony is part of the Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary’s “Share Your Love with a Light” fundraiser.
Lights on the tree can be purchased in honor or memory of a special person for $5.00. Proceeds from the lights benefit patients in need and help them pay for prescriptions and other items for medical care when no other source of funds is available to them. Last year, the program raised more than $4,000.
Each person or family for whom a light is purchased will receive a card notifying them of the honor, and each name will be on a scroll to be displayed in the first floor lobby of the hospital through the holiday season.
The hospital Christmas tree lighting is also a festive beginning to the holiday season. WIS news anchor Hannah Horne will emcee this year’s event, which features performances of holiday favorites by the Palmetto Mastersingers and the students of the Lexington Medical Center Child Development Center.
You can find more information about the Share Your Love with a Light program by visiting Lexington Medical Center’s Volunteer Services office or gift shops, or by calling 803-791-2000.
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,200 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the Carolinas, two occupational health centers and more than 40 physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won "Best Hospital" by readers of The State for ten years in a row, "Best Hospital" by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious "Summit Award" from Press Ganey.